Sharkenings – shark attacks to come?

The most recent shark attacks off WA provoked wild claims about our unsafe waters. Figures over the last decade show no more than 2 fatalities per year, or a maximum of around 1 per million residents. The graphs tell a different story from some you may have heard.

Shark map

Shark map WA: location and time line for recent shark attacks off the WA coast

Shark bitten

Shark bitten: where sharks and humans encroach on each other’s territory. The risks (fatal and otherwise) of getting up, close and personal with a shark.