Monday, March 01, 2010


The mayor of Amity would disagree.

From MyFox New York:

Shark Attacks Drop in US During Economic Downturn

Human beings weren't the only ones cutting back on their consumption during the economic downturn: Sharks lost their appetites too, according to research released Monday.

The number of shark attacks in the U.S. declined to 28 in 2009 from 41 in 2008, building on a drop from 2007's 50 incidents, University of Florida researchers said.

George Burress, director of the International Shark Atttack File at UF, blamed a familiar culprit.

"The economy could have had an effect on how many times people can afford to put gas in their cars and go to the beach," Burress said in a statement.

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