News tagged with shark attack

Need for reliable data on sharks

It is a fact – there have been 25 shark attacks in the past eight months in Australia, compared with 23 in all of 2014. However, scientists dispute this nominal increase is cause for a shark cull in northern NSW.

dateSep 15, 2015 in Ecology
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Shark attacks are so unlikely, but so fascinating

Sharks are incredibly unlikely to bite you. They're even less likely to kill you. However, we remain fascinated with their ability – and occasional proclivity – to do just that. With so many things more likely to harm ...

dateApr 09, 2015 in Ecology
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Shark attack deaths down in 2014

Three people died worldwide from shark attacks last year, far below the average of 6.3 deaths per year over the past decade, according to the International Shark Attack File report released by the University of Florida today.

dateFeb 12, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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