Did you know over 470 species of sharks exist and they have been swimming around in the oceans of our world for about 420 million years? That seems like a dangerously high amount of sharks to be out and about on Earth. However, if you take into consideration that these sea creatures are scattered around everywhere, it doesn't seem as scary. Not to mention, there are countless shark hunters who have been scouting the waters for many, many years, trying their best to "catch a prize". But most of the time, people are not worried about the dangers of shark hunting. They are more worried about what a shark will do to them while they are swimming in the water.
First of all, when you take a chance on swimming in the ocean, try to remember that the waters you are treading are what they consider their home. That being said, many sharks become curious when certain objects, such as people get into the water. Statistically, the chances of getting attacked by a shark are 1 in 3,748,067. Those odds are pretty good, considering you are more likely to be hit by lightning.
However, attacks do happen. If you plan on staying away from the most shark infested places in the world, try paying attention this article. Listed here are fifteen of the most shark infested waters on Earth.
15 South Australia
South Australia has many defining and eccentric qualities. Places like the Barossa Valley, or the Art Gallery of South Australia tend to gather quite a crowd, especially during the busy months of the year. But what many people don't usually mention is the amount of shark attacks. According to SurferToday, South Australia has had 41 total attacks, 14 of them proving to be fatal.
13 Mascarene Islands
12 Papua New Guinea
11 New Zealand
9 North Carolina
8 Western Australia
7 South Carolina
4 Queensland, Australia
3 New South Wales, Australia
2 South Africa
In this popular state of retirees, Disney lovers, and party goers, there exists dark facts that many people may not know. Florida has been subjected to 748 shark attacks over the years. Now, given that only 11 of those attacks have been fatal, that still doesn't take away from the fact that Florida has tons of sharks in their waters, and they're obviously swimming very close to the shore. But what is it about Florida that really draws them in? Many people believe it has something to do with the massive amounts of people who pack the beaches. And with each passing year, those numbers increase more and more. No one is unaware of shark attacks, but they certainly do forget sometimes, when enjoying the water.
Sources: SurferToday, AUNews, TheActiveTimes
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