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Shark attacks: Fatal shark attacks reach seven year high for 2021

Shark attacks: Fatal shark attacks reach seven year high for 2021
SHARK ATTACKS which proved to be fatal reached a seven-year high in 2020, yet the number of attacks which were non-fatal was 'extremely low', according to researchers who have collated the data.

In 2020, there were 57 unprovoked shark attacks across the planet.The researchers, however, did note the number of shark attacks which proved to be fatal was disproportionately high.2019 saw no fatal shark attacks, and there was only one in 2018.Shark attacks: Fatal shark attacks reach seven year high for 2021 Sign up for FREE for the biggest new releases, reviews and tech hacks SUBSCRIBE We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters.

Overall, shark attacks were down in 2020 Last year was the deadliest year for shark attacks since 2013, but the researchers hope it is just an anomaly in the data.” READ MORE: Shark attack suspected after father goes missing in water It is the first time since 1934 that there were more than six deadly shark attacks in Australia Six fatal shark attacks were caused by great whites, while two were from tiger shark bites and two could not be identified to species.

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