The not-so-good news for swimmers: shark attacks worldwide rose marginally in 2009. But the brighter news for those splashing into American waters is that attacks off U.S. shores plummeted more than 30 percent.
In 2009, there were 61 total shark attacks worldwide, five of them fatal. That's up slightly from 60 attacks and four deaths in 2008.
"The big story is that the number of attacks in the United States dropped dramatically from 41 in 2008 to 28 in 2009," he said George Burgess Director...Full Story