News tagged with shark attacks

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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Shark populations suffer from undue reputation

Sharks have been making news yet again, after a spate of sightings in Newcastle, New South Wales, prompted days of beach closures and reports of oceangoers allegedly being "stalked" by "monster" specimens.

dateJan 27, 2015 in Ecology
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