The “Sharkiest” Places in the World

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Shark fin. Photo by Tom Burke.

Sharks have been around for over 400 million years and have survived no less than four mass extinctions, including the one that killed off the dinosaurs. That says a lot about these toothy, cartilaginous fishes. Even to this day, they are the dominant marine species in the world’s oceans, and only killer whales can rival their rule.

So, with that in mind, we need to enter the water with utmost respect. In most bodies of water (even rivers, in some cases), sharks are present, and they generally leave us alone. But, in some places, the waters are particularly “sharky,” and it’s possible that you may experience an encounter. These are the world’s “sharkiest” locations, according to the International Shark Attack File.

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