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Shark Attacks in 2016 – less than usual

The number of shark attacks have dropped off significantly in 2016 compared with last year, which set a new record for most attacks in a single year. Shark attack expert and curator of the International Shark Attack File, George Burgess, attributes this at least in part to the...
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As shark populations bounce back, here’s how to be safe

Now, after years of conservation efforts, shark populations are bouncing back in the Pacific Ocean. That’s leading to more run-ins like the one that took place Sunday in Newport Beach. “Basically two generations of Americans had unfettered access to the ocean. We eliminated...
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Prelim Research: North Carolina Attacks

North Carolina has been in the headlines this summer season for an unusual number of shark attacks in a short period of time. This spike occurred back in June, when there were 8 shark bites in just 2 weeks. No one can say fur sure sure what species of sharks are responsible for...
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1916 NJ Shark Attacks: The Aftermath

As you can imagine, news of the string of attacks sparked mass hysteria, on a national level, although it was not immediate.  After the first incident, the state fish commissioner of Pennsylvania wrote in the Philadelphia Public Ledger: After the second incident however, the news...
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1916 Shark Attacks: The Real Jaws

Part 1/2: The Timeline & Victims The summer blockbuster of 1975, Jaws, has captivated the imaginations of people worldwide. At the same time, it’s also nurtured our instinctual fear of the unknown, and resulted in an irrational terror of sharks. The movie, however, has...