Humans still more of a threat to sharks than they are to us

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USA – Joshua Holley, Christopher Meyers and Brandon Taylor have at least one thing in common. They all survived shark attacks.

In the U.S. last year, 53 people were attacked. That’s the most since 2000 according to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File.

If you don’t want to be bitten by a shark you should avoid the beaches in these states:  Florida, they lead the country in shark attacks with 26, followed by Hawaii with 10, then California and South Carolina which each had 5 attacks. Texas had no shark attacks reported.

Worldwide there were 80 toothily encounters which experts attribute to the increase in population.

Whatever the reason, humans are still more of a threat to sharks. It may sound fishy, but it’s true. Last year 7 people were killed by sharks while 70 million sharks were killed by people.

Look at it this way, your odds in the water are better than a shark’s.