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TRiggER2117
07-29-2009, 11:40
okay so Im trying to get my friend to dive with me and I keep telling him that there is nothing to worry about with sharks beacause (like almost every1 else) their biggest concern is sharks (thank you JAWS.) He says he wont even think about it until I get some statistics

Think some of you can help me out here? lol :smiley2:

He just wants statistics for Florida. I live in the west coast florida panhandle. Franklin County. and also if u cloud maybe get some night diving statistics? thanks help is appreciated :smiley20:

rayaa3
07-29-2009, 11:50
ISAF Statistics for the USA Locations with the Highest Shark Attack Activity Since 1990 (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/statistics/statsus.htm)

rayaa3
07-29-2009, 11:52
even better - Map of Florida's Confirmed Unprovoked Shark Attacks (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/statistics/GAttack/mapFL.htm)

TRiggER2117
07-29-2009, 14:10
even better - Map of Florida's Confirmed Unprovoked Shark Attacks (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/statistics/GAttack/mapFL.htm)


wow thats great statistics! thank you :)


now hes not so scared especially since theres only been like 2 attacks in franklin county. that was perfect thanks :smiley20:

jet126
07-29-2009, 16:27
If you have time your friend should check out the documentary, Sharkwater, SHARKWATER (http://www.sharkwater.com/). I guarantee he'll never look at sharks the same way again.

CompuDude
07-29-2009, 17:12
even better - Map of Florida's Confirmed Unprovoked Shark Attacks (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/statistics/GAttack/mapFL.htm)

wow thats great statistics! thank you :)

now hes not so scared especially since theres only been like 2 attacks in franklin county. that was perfect thanks :smiley20:

Sharks should be respected, but the fear of sharks is way overblown. Tell your friend not to worry about it and just have a blast. :)

Travelnsj
07-29-2009, 17:54
I had this one about a 9' Silvertip's belly hit the top of my head.....thank god it was not hungry and the other Big fellow just pushed me outta the way....LOL

I've been hooked in at the Blue Corner in Palau with dozens of Sharks in front of me and never had one charge me....Shark diving (Not a Shark Feed) is one of the most thrilling experiences I've done!

caburrid
07-29-2009, 20:49
even better - Map of Florida's Confirmed Unprovoked Shark Attacks (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/statistics/GAttack/mapFL.htm)

wow thats great statistics! thank you :)

now hes not so scared especially since theres only been like 2 attacks in franklin county. that was perfect thanks :smiley20:

Sharks should be respected, but the fear of sharks is way overblown. Tell your friend not to worry about it and just have a blast. :)

Agreed. Sharks are great and should be respected and protected. I saw a show the other week about how sharks are being caught and used for soup. In fact the other day a couple of homeless guys tried selling a shark in Florida and dumped its carcass in the street.

Shark Week is coming to Discovery Channel in a week. Make sure to catch it!

TRiggER2117
07-30-2009, 09:10
even better - Map of Florida's Confirmed Unprovoked Shark Attacks (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/statistics/GAttack/mapFL.htm)

wow thats great statistics! thank you :)

now hes not so scared especially since theres only been like 2 attacks in franklin county. that was perfect thanks :smiley20:

Sharks should be respected, but the fear of sharks is way overblown. Tell your friend not to worry about it and just have a blast. :)

Agreed. Sharks are great and should be respected and protected. I saw a show the other week about how sharks are being caught and used for soup. In fact the other day a couple of homeless guys tried selling a shark in Florida and dumped its carcass in the street.

Shark Week is coming to Discovery Channel in a week. Make sure to catch it!

yea my friend has seen almost every week thats why hes so scared :smilie39:

personally since ive started diving ive looked at sharks in a whole new perspective first I was scared of em of course lol. But after I started I just vsee them as another magnificent sea creature that shouldnt be treated any different than another sea creature :)

And im pretty sure all of you feel the same way lol

captain
08-03-2009, 12:40
even better - Map of Florida's Confirmed Unprovoked Shark Attacks (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/statistics/GAttack/mapFL.htm)


wow thats great statistics! thank you :)


now hes not so scared especially since theres only been like 2 attacks in franklin county. that was perfect thanks :smiley20:

Notice that the most attacks are in counties with the highest beach populations and tourist.

197 attacks on divers in 200 years.

Statistics of Shark Attacks on Divers (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/scuba/Decade/Decade.htm)

TRiggER2117
08-03-2009, 12:43
even better - Map of Florida's Confirmed Unprovoked Shark Attacks (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/statistics/GAttack/mapFL.htm)


wow thats great statistics! thank you :)


now hes not so scared especially since theres only been like 2 attacks in franklin county. that was perfect thanks :smiley20:

Notice that the most attacks are in counties with the highest beach populations and tourist.


EXACTLY most shark attacks (well that ive heard of) have been on a beach or because someone was wade fishing or something like that.But you never or rarely hear about a shark attacking a DIVER

captain
08-03-2009, 17:40
Another thing to consider is that by far the majority of diving off the Louisiana coast involves spearfishing but there are no diver attacks reported in Louisiana nor any attacks of any kind but Louisiana has few beaches or beach goers.
There was an attack a few days ago where a shark (unknown species) bit a wade fisherman on the ankle while in 3 feet of water out on one of the barrier islands. The first I can recall hearing about.

WaScubaDude
08-31-2009, 01:29
About the 197 attacks. How exactly do they define "unprovoked?"

Also, big drop in the 1970's? Maybe do to JAWS released in 1975??

Last, If they include divers that; bait (chum), feed sharks, or touch them deliberately, under the heading of "unprovoked" they are doing the sharks a big disservice and not holding divers responsible enough. I know some outfits offer shark encounters, they bait or feed the sharks then act surprised if someone gets bit. Darwin's theories at work, I say.