With bites rare, experts want sharks to shed scary reputation

March 15, 2024

According to data he gathered for the University of Florida's International Shark Attack File, Florida was home to a quarter of last year's shark attacks -- a scary statistic, if taken on its own. Shark attack 'capital'Florida's subtropical latitude means many sharks move through the waters of its continental shelf, which are rich in nutrients and therefore in fish to feed them. New Smyrna Beach, located in Volusia County -- home to half of Florida's shark bites last year -- is inauspiciously known as the "shark bite capital of the world." Bites are like an "airplane crash" -- shocking but rare, said New Smyrna Beach resident Bruce Adams, who remembers close encounters with sharks of his own during his surfing days. Swimming with sharksIn fact, most of us have probably been in the water alongside sharks -- we just didn't know it, said report coauthor Joe Miguez.

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