Shark Bites - The World's Deadliest Sharks

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Sharks are not as deadly as you might think. Of 118 reported shark attacks around the globe last year, 17 resulted in death (about 15%). Contrary to popular belief, only a few sharks are dangerous to humans. Find out which sharks pose the biggest threat.
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Shark Week Mini Graphic #3 Shark Bites: The World�۪s deadliest sharks Sharks are not as deadly as you might think. Of 118 recorded shark attacks around the globe last year, 17 resulted in death (about15%). Contrary to popular belief, only a few sharks are dangerous to humans. Find out below which sharks pose the biggest threat. Data below courtesy of the international shark attack file 1580-2011 Great white 194 non-fatal attacks 69 fatal attacks Tiger 66 non-fatal attacks 29 fatal attacks Bull 65 non-fatal attacks 26 fatal attacks Requiem 33 non-fatal attacks 7 fatal attacks Blue 8 non-fatal attacks 4 fatal attacks Oceanic Whitetip 7 non-fatal attacks 3 fatal attacks Shortfin mako 8 non-fatal attacks 2 fatal attacks Sand tiger 28 non-fatal attacks 1 fatal attack Blacktip 27 non-fatal attacks 1 fatal attack Use with caution! Positive identification of attacking sharks is difficult since victims rarely make adequate observations of the attacker. As a result, numbers are likely skewed to the best known species of sharks.