Shark Fact of the Day – 8/8/2010


Sadly, Shark Week is coming to a close so this will be the last “Shark Fact of the Day”, as we will be reverting back to our standard “Tip of the Day” entries.

Shark attacks on humans are actually quite rare. According to the International Shark Attack File (ISAF), only 2,251 attacks were recorded since 1580 as of 2009. Of those attacks, only 464 were fatal. On the other end of the spectrum, humans kill up to 70 million sharks annually. Seems a little lopsided and perhaps sharks get a bad rap for what they are. The media certainly glamorizes attacks and pretty much everyone overreacts to the random isolated incidents.


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