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Why are people scared of sharks?

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

 

 

 

 

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  1. Mary Lee is one of at least 40 sharks worldwide that OCEARCH tracks in an effort to generate better data about sharks, and to promote public understanding and conservation of the endangered ocean predator.

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