Modern shark is swimming in the Earth’s oceans for about 34 million years. Modern humans have been around for the last 200,000 years. Every year an estimated 73 million sharks are killed by humans, mainly through fishing, which translates to more than 8,333 killed every hour!
From 1970 to 2005, the populations of smooth hammerheads, bull and dusky sharks along the East coast of the US declined by 99%. OK, but they kill people – might be your answer to these terrifying numbers. However, studies have proved that an average of fewer than 5 people die from shark attacks each year worldwide.
Help yourself to a few more interesting shark facts by studying the infographic! Though our fear of sharks is well-founded, we should be more sorry for than afraid of them.