Ever wonder why people are so scared of sharks? According to this article at Live Science, it all boils down to emotions.
Being bitten or eaten alive by a shark is a scary thought. Most everyone knows that you are more likely to die on the way to the beach than in the water due to a shark interaction.
According to the article “Statistically, you have about a 1 in 3,748,067 chance of dying in a shark attack, according to the International Shark Attack File of the University of Florida’s Museum of Natural History. To put that into perspective, you’re at a much higher risk of dying of heart disease (1 in 5 chance), of cancer (1 in 7 chance) or in a car accident (1 in 84 chance) than you are of being the victim of a shark attack.”
Yet the water is still scary.
If you have a moment check out the article http://www.livescience.com/51579-fear-of-sharks-psychology.html