The 2020 Shark Attack Map features locations and information on shark attacks and bites across the world.
How many shark attacks have there been in 2020?As of Jan. 20, there have been a total of 7 shark attacks and shark bites (7 with injury, 0 of which are considered provoked*) publicly reported in 2020. One fatal**
How many shark attacks have been reported in the United States?
One shark attack has been reported in the United States (0 fatal), with 0 occurring in Florida (0 provoked), 0 in Hawaii (0 provoked,0 fatal, 0 no injury), 1 in North Carolina (0 provoked, 0 fatal, o no injury) and 0 in California (0 no injury).
Three shark attack bites have been reported in Australia of which 1 was fatal.
Shark attacks by location in Australia:
Western Australia: 0 (0 no injury, 0 provoked), Fatal: 0, Unconfirmed: 0.
Northern Territory: 1 (0 no injury, 0 provoked), Fatal: 1, Unconfirmed 0.
Queensland: 1 (0 no injury, 0 provoked), Fatal: 0, Unconfirmed 0.
New South Wales: 1 (0 no injury, 0 provoked), Fatal: 0, Unconfirmed 0.
South Australia: 0 (0 no injury, 0 provoked), Fatal: 0, Unconfirmed 0.
Victoria: 0 (0 no injury, 0 provoked)), Fatal: 0, Unconfirmed 0.
*Spearfishing, feeding sharks, fishing, etc. are considered provoked and listed with a green marker.
**Count does not include possible scavenges
Map is best viewed in desktop mode.
The 2020 Shark Attack Map can be open in full screen mode by clicking the expand button in the top right of the map. Select Legend in Map to see link to full report of shark incidents. Press legend again to collapse.
Tracking Sharks uses local sources and witness reports whenever possible. Due to language barriers, it is not possible in all cases to find exact locations of shark attacks. In such cases, Tracking Sharks will post as close to the believed attack bite area as possible. If you see any corrections, please feel free to contact Tracking Sharks. This map is for informational use only.