Attack: Shark Attack in Stuart Beach Florida?

A man was killed by sharks in a rare fatal attack in the waters off Stuart beach Florida.
This shark attack is the first of its kind in Stuart Beach.
The lifeguard on duty noticed a man in the water was in distress, hanging onto his board. The poor guy was also surrounded by sharks and had been bitten multiple times in his body.
Authorities are investigating what types of sharks may have been involved in the Stuart Beach Florida attack.
While swimmers and surfers often receive minor bites off Florida beaches, officials say fatal shark attacks are extremely rare.

There's something going on, lots of sharks have been spotted off the Florida coast in recent days, leading to the closure of beaches.
How many shark attacks do we have in the US each year?

asked by Paige in Other - Pets & Animals | 3598 views | 02-04-2010 at 05:01 PM

Of the many types of sharks off the Treasure Coast, three of the four species known to attack humans -- great hammerheads, bulls and tigers -- prefer warm water. They leave the area or go deep in winter.
Thousands of migrating sharks have been spotted along the coasts in Florida now. Sharks have been gathering along Palm Beach County beaches recently in their annual chase of baitfish.
While swimmers and surfers often receive minor bites off Florida beaches, officials say fatal shark attacks are extremely rare.

Shark attacks have been on the decline, according to the International Shark Attack File, which is part of the Florida Museum of Natural History.
In 2008, there were 59 attacks worldwide, fewer than the 71 attacks 2007. That continues an annual decline since the all-time high of 79 in 2000.

People still need to be careful in the ocean.
Lighting may kill more folks than sharks, but everyone is vulnerable to lightning and only folks who go into the ocean are vulnerable to sharks.

answered by Lucky | 02-04-2010 at 05:22 PM

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