George Burgess is curator of the International Shark Attack File.

Shark attacks dropping

After 2015’s record-busting 98 shark attacks, calmer waters prevailed in 2016. The University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File reported 81 unprovoked attacks worldwide, in line with the five-year average of about 82 incidents annually. Four of the attacks were fatal, a drop from six total fatalities the previous year. While ...

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