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Shark Attacks–Not So Deadly After All

Shark Attacks—Not So Deadly After
All

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Humans
are terrified of sharks. Many beachgoers are afraid to swim in the ocean
because they are worried a shark might be nearby. Statistically, however, shark
attacks rarely occur. One in 3.7 million people die of a shark attack,
according to the
International Shark Attack File of the University of Florida’s Museum of Natural
History.
A human is at a much higher risk of dying of heart disease, of
cancer, or in a car accident than of being the victim of a shark attack. Even
less common things, like balloons, beds, and sand, are more detrimental to a
human’s safety than are sharks.

During
this recent surge of “taking selfies,” it has been proven that a human is at a
greater risk of dying while taking a selfie than while swimming in
shark-infested water. There have been dozens of
deaths related to tourists taking selfies, according to Cond?? Nast
research, versus only eight shark attacks occurring in the same year. In 2014,
a couple visiting Portugal fell off a cliff while taking a selfie to send to
their family. Unrelated to tourism, people risk their lives every day as they
take selfies at times and in places that cause them to be distracted from
something they should be firmly focused on, such as driving an automobile. As humans clearly pose a greater risk to themselves than sharks pose to
humans, what explains people’s continuous fear of the “deadly” shark?

Studies
show that it is not about the shark attack itself or the likelihood of
encountering a shark that make people afraid, but more about the consequences
of it. How unfortunate is it to be attacked by a shark when the odds are so
low? Christopher Bader, a professor of
sociology at Chapman University in
California
, reported that people living in Florida, where shark attacks are
more likely, are less afraid of sharks than people living in Maine, where shark
attacks almost never occur. Clearly, the
more familiar a person is with the low risk of an incident occurring, the less
likely that individual is to fear the event.

The
bottom line is sharks have much more to fear from humans than humans do from
sharks.

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team at Callagy Law hopes the information in this article was helpful in either
your personal or professional life. Businesses and people are multi-dimensional
and at times may need a guiding light. The legal world pertains to all walks of
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