International Shark Attack File

George Burgess, James Albert, Robert Robins, Florida Program for Shark Research, International Shark Attack File, Florida Museum of Natural History, Florida Museum of Natural History

The Department of Ichthyology at the Florida Museum of Natural History administers the International Shark Attack File (ISAF), a compilation of all known shark attacks. More than 3,200 individual investigations are currently housed in the File, covering the period from mid-1500's to present. Users can access maps, graphs and statistics on worldwide shark attacks, great white attack and attacks on divers. The ISAF also provides information on the relative risk of shark attacks, how to reduce the risk of shark attacks and how, where and when shark attacks typically happen. This is a useful site for users interested in finding comprehensive information regarding worldwide shark attacks.

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Datasets and Tools:Datasets
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Topics: Biosphere, Ocean
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography