UF reports fewer shark attacks in 2013

Published: Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:24 AM.

“When scientists study sharks and develop more information about how they move and why they attack, it allows us to recommend measures that reduce the chances of sharks and people meeting,” he said. “One-on-one in the ocean, the shark has the advantage. But, by better understanding where and when it is safe to be in the ocean, we can better avoid those encounters.”

For safety tips and to view the 2013 Worldwide Shark Attack Summary, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/isaf/isaf.htm.

Stephenie Livingston is a writer with the University of Florida, She can be reached at slivingston@flmnh.ufl.edu

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