The 2016 shark attack map provides information on all shark attacks bites that Tracking Sharks is aware of. It can be used in full screen mode by clicking the top right corner.
*2017 Shark attack bites is now available at trackingsharks.com/2017-shark-attack-map/
Once in full screen mode you can use the menu on the left hand side to navigate through individual locations of shark attacks bites. In addition you can select layers based on the year for non fatal, and fatal occurrences.
The numbers may look scary, but in reality the number of people entering the water is thousands of times larger than the number of attacks bites.
Unfortunately, some media outlets sensationalize some shark interactions as full blown killer sharks on the loose. However, as you see in the map below shark bites and attacks are not that common. If you notice, the most shark bites are clustered on the Eastern coast of Florida. This is due to rough surf which creates limited visibility for the sharks. Of course with surf comes surfers. More people in the water leads to the possibility of more interactions.
The map actually has categories (bites, fatal and interactions) on the left hand side. If you cannot see these in your browser, click on the top right button at the top of the map to open in full screen. Once you click on an article, it will give you the details of the incident.
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All 2016 Shark attacks and bites, pinpointed on an easy to use map below. Includes relevant information on the attack/bite: fatal/non fatal, location, victim.
Click here or the photo below to go directly to the map.
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Attack bite spots are mapped using the information in the original article. Due to this, the exact spot of the incident may not be 100% correct. If you see any corrections, please feel free to comment. This map is for informational use only.
Did you know Bill Gates says you should be more worried about mosquitoes than sharks? So be safe and enjoy the water.