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Shark Bites - The World's Deadliest Sharks

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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.

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