Beware of these devouring locations.
Want to know if you are currently in danger of shark attack scourge? Fear not. The Florida Museum in Gainesville, Florida, has released a handy interactive shark map showing the number of random attacks around the world. It's like a map of maritime predators to the world's shark-attack Mecca. , is making waves as shark activity in the United States reaches alarming levels.
Using this digital fine comb, the shark spotter confirmed all of her attacks from 1900 to 2021, including fatal incidents and fatalities. You can customize the view to switch between incidents that are not and show only attacks. Committed by certain species such as mako sharks and nurse sharks. You can also learn more about Maneaters by clicking the arrow box next to their name.
Findings were compiled byThe International Shark Attack File. (ISAF), according to the site, "the world's only comprehensive, scientifically documented database of all known shark attacks."
"Launched in 1958, he now has more than 6,800 investigations of his, covering the period from the early 1500s to the present," they wrote.
In fact, data show that the United Stateshad the most, with 1,563 unprovoked attacks (live human bites in sharks' natural habitat) at 1,580. Since 1837, there have been 896 attacks in Florida alone. Followed by Australia with her 682 attacks, South Africa with her 258 attacks and Brazil in fourth place with her 110 attacks.
Last year was particularly bad. predators will be responsible for 73 unilateral bites worldwide in 2021, with more than half (47) occurring in the United States. "This is 42% more than the 33 incidents in the United States in 2020," the site writes. “Forty-seven represent 64% of the global total.”
Of these attacks, 28 occurred in Florida, compared with 60% of the US total and 60% of unaided bites worldwide. 38%.
Interestingly, since the system was implemented, the majority ofattacks have been carried out by three species: great white shark (354), tiger shark (138), bull shark ( 121).
Certain activities, on the other hand, increase the likelihood of being attacked while surfing the web, leading to more incidents. 51%.
"This group spends a lot of time in surf zones commonly frequented by sharks, unintentionally splashing, paddling, and 'wiping out' sharks. ,” wrote the Florida Museum.
Meanwhile, according to the site, "Swimmers and waders accounted for 39% of incidents, with the remaining incidents split between snorkelers/freedivers (4%) and bodysurfers (6%)."
Despite the alarming numbers, the Florida Museum claims shark attacks are rare. "Although the rate was higher than usual, we do not consider this cause alarming," they wrote.
They concluded that "rather likely to be the result of chance, a conclusion underscored by the fact that the number of gratuitous bites is consistent with trends over the last five years." is,” he added.
How will 2022 rank? The global shark attack map is unclear, but this year the United States saw a surge of attacks this summer, including in July alone, six on Long Island, New York. .
In the most recent incident two weeks ago,Max Haynes, 16, fired a fire at Kismet on his island while surfing near his beach. I got my foot bitten.
Thankfully, in most cases, sharks are unlikely to see their victims as lunch.
"One thing to keep in mind is that sharks We're not trying to eat surfers or swimmers," said Chris Paparo, of the Shark Research Team at the South Fork Museum of Natural History. "They like to eat fish, but often mistake us for actual prey. When they bite, they usually move on."