- Shark attacks are becoming a problem for snorkelers.
- The map shows that US beaches are hot spots for shark attacks.
- The map allows the user to select specific shark species and check how many attacks were fatal.
Shark attacks are becoming a problem for snorkelers. Last week, another snorkeler was screaming for help off the coast of Cornwall after being bitten by a shark, reports Daily mail.
Florida Museum Created an interactive map that allows users to discover how many unprovoked shark attacks occur in different areas around the world.
The map shows that America’s coasts were hot spots for shark attacks. Since 1580, there have been 1,563 unprovoked attacks.
Australia is second on the list with 682 attacks, followed by the Republic of South Africa (258 attacks) and Brazil (110 attacks).
This map was created after taking data from the International Shark Attack File (ISAF).
“ISAF is the only scientifically documented, comprehensive database of all known shark attacks,” explained the Florida Museum.
The map has a feature where a person can select a date from 1900 to 2021. It also allows you to select specific shark species and check how many attacks were fatal.
Users can select specific areas they are interested in and see the number of unprovoked shark attacks there.