Sharks vs Hu­mans

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A head­line on the Na­tional Oceanic and At­mo­spheric Ad­min­is­tra­tion’s (NOAA) web­site reads, “In gen­eral, sharks do not eat hu­mans.” Rather, the sharks con­fuse hu­mans for tasty seal or ma­rine mam­mal flesh. “In gen­eral” is some­what com­fort­ing – but per­haps less so when a fin pops up out of the wa­ter nearby… The stats do sup­port the state­ment. Ac­cord­ing to the Depart­ment of Ichthy­ol­ogy at the

Florida Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory, there were 80 un­pro­voked shark at­tacks across the world in 2012, seven of which were fa­tal. I sup­pose some may think it’s only fair play that we strike back, al­though we are a bit too ef­fec­tive: we kill 20 to 30 mil­lion of them a year.

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