72 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide in 2013

72 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide in 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- In 2013, there 72 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide -- the lowest global total since 2009 when there were 67 attacks, U.S. researchers say.

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U.S. led world in shark attacks in 2012

U.S. led world in shark attacks in 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Shark attacks in the United States in 2012 were the highest since 2000, while worldwide fatalities stayed near average levels, researchers in Florida said.

Shark attack deaths up worldwide

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- While shark attacks in the United States declined in 2011, worldwide fatalities reached a two-decade high, an International Shark Attack File report says.

Barracuda snags fisherman

NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A Florida fisherman required surgery after his arm was snagged by a 4-foot barracuda that jumped over his boat, a report said.

Scientists ID sharks from their bite marks

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- University of Florida scientists say they have developed a forensic technique that identifies sharks by the bite marks left on their victims.

Great white shark confirmed as attacker

SAN DIEGO, April 29 (UPI) -- An autopsy has confirmed that a great white shark killed a retired veterinarian attacked while swimming off the Southern California coast.

Shark attacks continue worldwide decline

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. study finds shark attacks around the world increased slightly during 2006 but continued an overall long-term decline.

Study: Shark attacks declining

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- University of Florida scientists say shark attacks worldwide were lower in number last year, continuing a five-year downturn.

Funding not found for new Marlins stadium

MIAMI, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A new ballpark for the baseball's Florida Marlins is looking bleak after local officials say they have no more money to offer.

Girl dies in rare Florida shark attack

DESTIN, Fla., June 27 (UPI) -- Experts Monday were trying to determine why an 8-foot bull shark attacked and killed a 14-year-old girl off the coast of northern Florida during the weekend.

Miami looks for solution to voting glitch

MIAMI, April 12 (UPI) -- The elections department in Miami is being asked to study the possibility of scrapping its $24.5 million touch-screen system after only three years.

Schools of sharks normal for Florida

JUPITER, Fla., April 8 (UPI) -- The schools of sharks along Florida's east coast happens every year, experts say, but they're not usually as photogenic as they are this year.

Sharks swarm south Florida beaches

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., March 30 (UPI) -- Hundreds of blacktip and spinner sharks have reappeared off the south Florida coast, closing some beaches during the busy Spring Break season.

Spanish prince involved in Airport flap

MIAMI, April 13 (UPI) -- Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas has apologized to Prince Felipe of Spain over a baggage-screening flap at Miami International Airport.
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