THE chances of a shark biting a person is five in a million despite the animal’s reputation, a US professor said.
Stephen Midway from Louisiana State University (路易斯安那州立大學), went through shark attack data from seven places around the world in the past 55 years. He found that Hawaii (夏威夷) has the most shark attacks, but the ratio would be lower if he had counted the tourists in addition to residents.
Midway said one reason behind the rise in shark attacks is that people are moving into areas that are already claimed by sharks. But he also pointed out that the numbers remain low all over the world, despite the spike in Hawaii. Midway said he hopes to lower people’s anxieties about being attacked by a shark.
(This article is published on Goodies on 27 March 2019)