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2009-02-20 09:50:01

The recession may be responsible for a slump of a different sort: an unexpected dive in shark attacks, says a University of Florida researcher. Shark attacks worldwide in 2008 dipped to their lowest level in five years, a sign that Americans may be forgoing vacation trips to the beach, said George Burgess, ichthyologist and director of the International Shark Attack File, which is housed at UF.

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2009-01-12 10:05:00

An Australian snorkeler who punched a shark that attacked him south of Sydney was in stable condition Monday, doctors said.

2008-08-26 15:00:39

A 20-year-old surfer in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., suffered an injury to his foot after being attacked by a shark last weekend, authorities say. Volusia County Beach Patrol spokesman Capt.

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2008-02-12 13:15:00

Fatal shark attacks worldwide dipped to their lowest levels in two decades in 2007 with the sole casualty involving a swimmer vacationing in the South Pacific, according to the latest statistics from the University of Florida.

2006-08-14 03:04:40

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African lifeguard had his foot bitten "clean off" when a shark attacked him during a training exercise off a beach near Cape Town, officials said.

2006-02-12 20:39:48

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Peter Benchley, author of the bestseller "Jaws" that was the basis for the blockbuster movie that terrified beachgoers and kept many out of the water for years, died at his home at age 65, his family said on Sunday.

2006-02-12 20:35:00

Peter Benchley, author of the bestseller "Jaws" that was the basis for the blockbuster movie that terrified beachgoers and kept many out of the water for years, died at his home at age 65, his family said on Sunday.

2006-02-12 19:55:00

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Peter Benchley, the author of the bestseller "Jaws" which was made into a blockbuster movie that kept beachgoers out of the water for years, died at his home at age 65, his family said on Sunday.

2005-08-24 10:15:31

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Emergency crews were set to resume their search at first light on Thursday for a diver taken by a shark in the sea off Australia's rugged southern coast.

2005-07-01 19:38:12

MIAMI (Reuters) - A 19-year-old Austrian tourist wasattacked by a shark along Florida's Gulf Coast on Friday, thethird victim in less than a week of the ferocious predatorsthat roam the waters around the Florida peninsula.


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