California Among Top States For Shark Attacks

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — An annual shark attack study reported the number of shark attacks increased worldwide last year — with almost half the attacks, 36, occuring in the United States.

Leading shark experts said Tuesday that Florida topped the U.S. with 13 attacks.

There were five attacks in North Carolina and four each in California, Hawaii and South Carolina.

Of the four attacks in California, the most notable was the October attack by a great white shark off the central California coast that killed a body-surfer.

Worldwide, 79 shark attacks were reported in 2010, the most since 2000. Six of those attacks involved fatalities.

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  1. Chris says:

    If they were to allow harvest of sharks’ fin, those numbers would be zero.

  2. CC says:

    It is time to stay out of the water……Sharks are getting even for the fin removals being done to their shark family around the world.

  3. jason says:

    uh… yea.. so.. we have a huge coastline and less than half of the US states have coastlines… of those only 4 have more than 100 miles of coastline… CA has like 800 miles

  4. RealityCheck says:

    You still have a much higher chance of being struck by lightning.

  5. Sharki Day says:

    A primary reason for the increase in shark attacks especially in the USA is that the seal populations have increased tremendously because we are protecting them…. bringing more and more sharks in closer to shore. Most shark attacks are a mistaken identity… not a natural aggression towards humans.

    Sharki Day

  6. SHARKBAIT says:

    IF SOMEONE WERE IN YOUR HOUSE WOULDNT YOU WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THEM? SHARKS INSPECT WITH THEIR MOUTHS. IF YOU DONT WANT TO CHANCE A SHARK BITE STAY OUT OF THE WATER THATS THEIR HOME. YOURE MORE LIKELY TO DIE ON LAND BY BEES AND MOSQUITOES THAN BY SHARK IN WATER. IF YOU WANT TO KILL SHARKS BC OF THEM KILLING PEOPLE LETS START KILLING POEPLE SINCE THAT NUMBER IS WAY HIGHER.

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