Friday, August 7, 2009

SHARKS IN DANGER


In honor of Shark Week I want to share something of interest. To learn more click on the links here:

www.discovery.blogs.com/shark_conservation/






Statistics about SHARKS


22 -- Number of years the Discovery Channel has aired Shark Week


29.1 million -- Number of viewers Shark Week 2008 attracted


450 -- Known species of sharks


244 -- Number of documented unprovoked shark attacks worldwide since 1876 (65 of them fatal)


100 -- Number of documented unprovoked shark attacks in the United States from 1916 to the end of 2008 (12 of them fatal, and 8 of those in California)


90 --Percentage that the hammerhead shark population has dropped in the last 20 years


63 -- Average number of shark attacks a year


56.6 -- Percentage of all shark attacks that involve surfers and windsurfers


3 -- Species of shark considered deadly (great white, tiger and bull)


250,000 -- Number of sharks being killed every day by targeted fishing and bycatch (sharks accidentally caught in nets trawling for other species)


1 in 264 million -- Odds of being killed in a shark attack


1 in 9 million -- Odds of being killed by a dog


Sources: International Shark Attack File, Florida Museum of Natural History, the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C., the National Safety Council, Nielsen Media Research and the Discovery Channel 

2 comments:

RoverHaus said...

6--The number of Shark Week and Jon Fans that live in our house.

Jason said...

0- The percent chance of running into a stray shark while jogging in the park.