Many people think of 2001 as “The Year of the Shark.”But the statistics say otherwise:
|Unprovoked attacks worldwide||76||85|
|Attacks in U.S. waters||55||54|
|Attacks in Florida waters||37||38|
|Fatal attacks worldwide||5||12|
*All figures are from the International Shark Attack File, compiled and maintained by the Florida Museum of Natural History, the University of Florida and the American Elasmobranch Society. For more information, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Sharks/ISAF/ISAF.htm.