What are the chances you’ll be killed by a shark

Hello again everyone.

This year Great White sharks have returned to the shores of the Cape Cod area and boaters and beachgoers have been worried.  Me too.

This is a topic I think everyone is worried about (even my good friend, Jamboree, who celebrated her birthday over this past weekend).

In my case, I think the chances of being killed by a shark are nearly zero because I’m rarely, if ever, in the ocean.  I’m not aware of any fresh water sharks.  If there are any, then I guess my chances are higher.  But again, I spend very little time in water, other than in my shower.  Not aware of anyone being killed by a shark in a shower.  If you have heard of this, please advise.

Researchers say people shouldn’t be too afraid of being killed by a shark. There were only 53 unprovoked shark attacks in the US in 2016, and none of them were fatal.

Since they used the word “unprovoked” I am wondering how many people were killed in “provoked” attacks.  And I’m also wondering why anyone would provoke a shark.  Seems kinda stupid to me.

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Thanks for reading and stay tuned.

3 thoughts on “What are the chances you’ll be killed by a shark

    • FYI: From 1980-2015, over 104 million people visited Yellowstone National Park. During the same 36-year period, 38 people were injured by grizzly bears in the park. For all park visitors combined, the chances of being injured by a grizzly bear are approximately 1 in 2.7 million. The risk is significantly lower for those visitors that don’t leave park developments or roadsides, but much higher for those hiking in backcountry areas. When backcountry hiking, you can reduce the odds of being injured by a bear by: 1) hiking in groups of 3 or more people, 2) staying alert, 3) making noise in areas with poor visibility,4) carrying bear spray, and 5) not running during encounters with bears.

      I know we are not going to Yellowstone, but I think we’ll be OK.

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