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Infographic: Shark Attacks vs. Sharks Attacked

By Shane Graber - Posted Mar 28, 2013 11:00 AM
Ever wonder how may people are attacked annually versus how many sharks people kill by shark finning? The data is startling!

According to a recent paper in Marine Policy, researchers place the number of sharks finned each year at 100 million, almost three per second. In contrast, sharks killed a grand total of 12 people in 2012. Let's let this infographic do the talking:

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(via Oceana)

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/.

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