Hi Folks! It is so rare that you see an article like this that I have to share it here. If you’re wondering about the relevance (and I bet you aren’t) just substitute “axe-murderer” for “shark.” – L
The number of shark attack deaths in Texas is staggering
by Eric Berger (“The Science Guy”)
Staggeringly low, that is. There have been two in the last century.
People simply have a ridiculously irrational fear of shark attacks.
In the last six years there have been a total of six shark attacks along Texas beaches, none fatal of course. How many millions of people have gone swimming in Galveston, at Corpus Christi and along South Padre Island during that time?
“There are very few shark attacks worldwide, and Texas’ beaches appear to be some of the safest anywhere,” said David Wells, a marine biologist at Texas A&M University at Galveston…
Read the rest here. And enjoy your time at the beach!