As Reported On www.allheadlinenews.com:
Miami, FL (AHN) – Despite efforts to educate the public and protect beachgoers, Florida remains the world capital for shark attacks, after enduring 23 incidents in 2006 alone; worldwide there were 62 attacks.
George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File housed at UF’s Florida Museum of Natural History says shark attacks peaked in 2000, when there were 79 incidents and 11 deaths.
What’s the most dangerous part of Florida? After looking at the data, Burgess says “Volusia County and particularly New Smyrna Beach is the hot spot. This area on a square mile basis has more attacks than anyplace else in the world.”