Shark attacks lack bite, study

Nearly a fifth of “shark attacks” since 1979 did not involve injuries, researchers from University of Sydney have found.

Reviewing data from 1979 to 2009, the study reclassified shark attacks into sitings, encounters, bites and fatal bites. The researchers argue that “shark attack” is scientifically misleading.

Over half of all shark encounters were non-fatal bites, while nearly a third resulted in deaths.

Read more at University of Sydney