UNPROVOKED SHARK ATTACKS DROP WORLDWIDE, BUT NOT IN US

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Researchers say the number of unprovoked shark attacks around the world decreased last year, although they rose in the United States.

Researchers with the International Shark Attack File say there were 64 confirmed unprovoked shark attacks worldwide last year, compared to the most recent five-year-average of 82 unprovoked attacks.

The shark trackers said Tuesday in a news release that they don’t give much significance to short-term trends since annual fluctuations in shark-human interactions are common.

The shark trackers said there were another 41 provoked attacks around the world that they were able to confirm.

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1/22/2020 9:21:18 AM (GMT -6:00)

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