Shark Attack: Realistic Fears or Hysteria?
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The conception that sharks are creatures dangerous to human beings and who will attack with no warning is a prevalent one. In this paper the author examines a number of incidents where sharks were reported to have attacked human beings and attempts to discover the reality between the reports and actual events. In addition, the author attempts to investigate the factors causing such attacks and to discover if, in fact, the shark is a "man eater"
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