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The white sharks attacks have become a big problem for humans. There is an incident on September 29, a 13 years old boy was diving for lobster off of Beacon’s Beach in Encinitas, California, when he was attacked by be a great white. He’s expected to fully recover.
There was also another incident on September 15, when 26-year-old Arthur Medici, died as a result of injuries by a great white attack. And two weeks before that another Cape Cod man was bit near Longnook Beach.
So, this is a serious problem. According to the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) at the Florida Museum of Natural History there were 88 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide in 2017. This results are higher than the five-year average between 2012-2016. Results were established below the record of 98 attacks established in 2015.
Currently, the white sharks attacks are more terrible, and it seems, there are more sharks in the water that can be attributed to a triad of factors. ISAF states, “the number of human-shark interactions is directly correlated with time spent by humans in the sea”.
According to statistics great white sharks attacks happen in the autumn months. The reason for this is starting to become a little clearer after a study by a team of scientists from Stanford University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium was published last month. They found out a “White Shark Cafe” in the middle of the Pacific Ocean halfway between the West Coast and Hawaii.
Study indicates, every winter sharks off the coast of California and Mexico migrate to an open-ocean zone around 1,200 nautical miles east of Hawaii. It’s here that the sharks feed in a region of the ocean known as the “mid-water,” diving to depths of 3,000 feet to hunt.
“The story of the white shark tells you that this area is vitally important in ways we never knew about,” Salvador Jorgensen, a research scientist for the Monterey Bay Aquarium and one of the expedition’s leaders, told SF Gate. “They are telling us this incredible story about the mid-water, and there is this whole secret life that we need to know about.”
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