Shark Attacks Reach A Decade High
The warm temperatures mean more people are headed to the beach, but it also attracts more sharks to the coast as well. Last year, shark attacks in the U.S. reached a decade high-- with 53 attacks overall.
26 people were bitten in Florida, making it the state with the most attacks. Experts say the main reason for the attacks is because there's more people heading to the beaches along the Atlantic, but they say warmer temperatures also have a significant impact.
"If the summer goes just a little bit longer before it turns into fall or winter, the sharks will be in the area a longer period of time and of course humans will be more likely to enter the water," George Burgess, Shark Expert said.
Experts say it's harder for sharks to see closer to shore. That's why sharks often mistake people for fish.
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