Ever since the series of Jaws movies hit the screen people have become more aware of sharks around the beaches. Shark attacks do not happen often but have been increasing.. In 2010 there were seventy nine attacks which was one of the worse years in ten years. Even though there is no one certain beach where shark attacks can happen than any others, these are some of the larger areas where humans and sharks can come into contact with each other.
- Surf Beach which is just north of Santa Barbara, California because attacks are fairly common in these waters. In 2010 a surfer who was only nineteen was attacked by an great white shark that was eighteen feet long and died before he got back to shore.
- New Smyrna Beach, Florida in 2010 had thirteen unprovoked shark attacks with one of them being a fatal attack. Statistics show that this is the most likely place to have a shark attack and shows no sign of slowing down in 2011. There is one particular area there that they call the “red triangle.”
- Topsail Island, North Carolina is just one area in North Carolina where there has been reports of shark attacks. In North Carolina in general, they have had several attacks in the last ten years which includes five attacks in 2010.
- Lyman Beach, Kona, Hawaii was the place of two unprovoked attacks which were the first attacks ever recorded for that part of the island. Hawaii is a hotspots in the world for shark attacks, especially the islands where there were four attacks that were unprovoked.
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