Deadliest Beaches: TOP 6 Countries with Highest Shark Attack Rates

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According to statistics, about 110 people suffer from the teeth of sharks every year worldwide, and every second victim of the attack loses his arms or legs. Check out 6 counties with most sharks attacks recorded.  

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US (Florida, California, South Carolina)

Sharks: white, tiger, leopard and blue sharks, a hammerhead.

They tend to be most active in August, September, and October on the Pacific coast of North America, Hawaiian predators are most active from October to December. The US beaches are the “champions” of the number of shark attacks.

According to the ISAF (The International Shark Attack File), about 59% of all attacks occur in Florida. And the victims of predators are not only surfers and divers. In May 2014, on Melbourne Beach, a shark has bitten a young woman who taught her children to swim.

South Africa

Sharks: white, tiger.

The sharks in South Africa attack all year round, follow the activity of predators on sharkspotters.org.za. In the blacklist of the ISAF in South Africa, the Northern Cape Province takes the first place (97 attacks, 13 deaths), in particular, the Republic of Natal – 90 attacks, 27 deaths.

Cape Town’s Fish Hoek beach is especially dangerous in the Western Cape. Despite the fact that more than half a century ago it was fenced with special nets, attacks of predators on people continue. The last attack occurred exactly in Cape Town: a four-meter white shark bit to the bones of the surfer’s leg. The man survived.

Australia

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Sharks: reef, sand, tiger and large white.

The sharks become more aggressive in the winter months – from January to March, and in the summer months – from June to July. Because of Great Barrier Reef – the traditional habitat for reef, sand, tiger and white sharks, Australia’s coast is the second largest in the world in the number of the attacks of the dangerous predators.

The ISAF recorded nearly two hundred attacks (68 fatalities). According to statistics, none of Queensland’s beaches at all cannot be considered safe for tourists (163 cases, 45 deaths). The rest of the Australian island is also unsafe.

India

Sharks: tiger and bluntnose sixgill.

The biggest number of attacks fall in January and May. These sharks, according to official statistics, are not the most dangerous. According to ISAF, in the Indian Ocean, where large tiger and bluntnose sixgill sharks live, most attacks are simply not recorded.

The last case occurred in November 2003 off the coast of the Bay of Bengal: a predator bit the left hand of an American tourist who decided to bathe in moonlight.

Japan

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Sharks: tiger, white and gray-blue.

The most dangerous when they are most active – summer and winter. Despite the fact that, in the coastal waters of Japan, a large number of sharks live, this country rarely appears in the chronicles of international organizations that conduct statistics of shark attacks.

Over the past 100 years, there have been recorded 15 attacks, seven of which led to the death of the victims. In 2014, predators became more aggressive: in January, the crew of the sinking ship was attacked by sharks, and five sailors were never found.

Brazil

Sharks: bull, tiger, and white sharks.

These sharks are the most dangerous from January to June. On beaches of the city of Recife, located in the east of Brazil, there is an atypical concentration of sharks. The most notorious glory is the beach of Boa Viagem, where, according to the ISAF, 60% of all shark attacks in South America occur.

In June 2013, an 18-year-old girl died from the numerous bites of a two-meter predator. Sharks swim near the famous beaches of Rio, but, fortunately, there rarely comes to the victims. The last serious attack occurred in 2003 in Copacabana.


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