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Shark bites jump in 2021, great white sharks were the primary culprit for unprovoked fatalities

4 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

Shark bites were again on the rise in 2021 as 73 unprovoked incidents were recorded around the world, with Cape Cod's seasonal visitor leading the pack for most fatalities.
Great white sharks were responsible for five unprovoked fatal bites out of the nine total deaths reported across the globe, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History's International Shark Attack File.
The number of unprovoked bites in 2021 is in line with the five-year global average of 72 bites a year, but the total is a major jump from the 52 confirmed bites in 2020 - the lowest in more than a decade. Many...
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