Monday, February 7, 2011
The good news is that shark attacks are still a relatively rare phenomenon. The bad news is that shark attacks were up 25% in 2010 and there are two particularly mean sharks in the Red Sea. Still, humans are still totally winning the war with sharks:
Burgess also emphasized that while sharks claim an average of five humans a year, fishing fleets kill somewhere between 30 million to 70 million sharks a year. Some are accidentally caught, others are targeted for their fins, which are used in Asia for high-priced soup.