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This graph depicts an example of how human behavior patterns can affect the number of shark attacks. All white shark attacks occur between 6AM and 8PM NOT because of the shark's daily activity cycles, but because these are the times of the day when people are utilizing the ocean for recreation. It is also important to note the drop in attacks between the hours of 11AM and 2PM. This time of day is when many people leave the water to eat their lunch, which consequently reduces the chances of a human/shark interaction.

Data current as of: July 8, 2014

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Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida