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Sydney Shark Attack | A look at how, where and when sharks attack humans

Several beaches in Sydney have been shut down after a swimmer was killed in a shark attack – the first such fatality in the city in nearly six decades. Drum lines, which are used to bait sharks, have been set up near the attack site while drones have been deployed as officials search if the shark is still in the area.

February 17, 2022 / 05:27 PM IST
Several beaches in Sydney have been shut down after a swimmer was killed in a shark attack – the first such fatality in the city in nearly six decades. Drum lines, which are used to bait sharks, have been set up near the attack site while drones have been deployed as officials search if the shark is still in the area. Here’s everything you need to know about how, when and where sharks attack humans. (Image: News18 Creative)
Several beaches in Sydney have been shut down after a swimmer was killed in a shark attack – the first such fatality in the city in nearly six decades. Drum lines, which are used to bait sharks, have been set up near the attack site while drones have been deployed as officials search if the shark is still in the area. Here’s everything you need to know about how, when and where sharks attack humans. (Image: News18 Creative)
Alleged shark-human interactions worldwide in 2021. (Image: News18 Creative)
Alleged shark-human interactions worldwide in 2021. (Image: News18 Creative)
73 cases are unprovoked bites, where a shark bites a live human without any provocation while there are 39 cases of provoked bites in which a human initiates interaction with a shark in some way. (Image: News18 Creative)
73 cases are unprovoked bites, where a shark bites a live human without any provocation while there are 39 cases of provoked bites in which a human initiates interaction with a shark in some way. (Image: News18 Creative)
Here’s how often do sharks attack human worldwide (2011-2021). (Image: News18 Creative)
Here’s how often do sharks attack human worldwide (2011-2021). (Image: News18 Creative)
Consistent with long-term trends, the United Sates recorded the most unprovoked shark bites in 2021. (Image: News18 Creative)
Consistent with long-term trends, the United Sates recorded the most unprovoked shark bites in 2021. (Image: News18 Creative)
Most of the attacks happen during aquatic activities. (Image: News18 Creative)
Most of the attacks happen during aquatic activities. (Image: News18 Creative)
In 2021, surfers and those participating in board sports accounted for most incidents. (Image: News18 Creative)
In 2021, surfers and those participating in board sports accounted for most incidents. (Image: News18 Creative)
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first published: Feb 17, 2022 05:27 pm
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