Survey of world’s unprovoked shark attacks singles out South Carolina

South Carolina was singled out in a worldwide survey of unprovoked shark attacks because it doubled its numbers in 2017. The Florida Museum of Natural History released the data, which showed a 2017 world total of 88 confirmed unprovoked shark attacks, 30 provoked attacks, and 18 cases of boats being attacked by sharks. Only five of the unprovoked attacks were fatal worldwide, none of which were in the U.S., says the report. Among the other top states for unprovoked attacks: Hawaii (6), California (2) and one attack each in North Carolina, Massachusetts, Texas and Virginia.  Australia was second to the United States in unprovoked attacks with 14.>click to read< 12:12

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