Sharks vs Humans
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.