Changing patterns of shark attacks in Australian waters

  title={Changing patterns of shark attacks in Australian waters},
  author={John G. West},
  journal={Marine and Freshwater Research},
  • J. G. West
  • Published 21 July 2011
  • Environmental Science, Political Science
  • Marine and Freshwater Research
Although infrequent, shark attacks attract a high level of public and media interest, and often have serious consequences for those attacked. Data from the Australian Shark Attack File were examined to determine trends in unprovoked shark attacks since 1900, particularly over the past two decades. The way people use the ocean has changed over time. The rise in Australian shark attacks, from an average of 6.5 incidents per year in 1990–2000, to 15 incidents per year over the past decade… 

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