“A Shark bite is only one of many possible endings to a Shark Attack”
“An UNPROVOKED Shark Attack is only one of many types of Shark Attack”

When you see the words Unprovoked or Bite associated with Shark Attacks, someone is trying to hide shark dangers you may face should you enter the water. In most cases, the word unprovoked equals the number of incidents shared with the public. Any other type of Shark Attack is kept a secret from the public.

1982/06/09 - Body - Florida *** Fatal ****

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1982/06/09 - Body - Florida *** Fatal ****

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Remains of Man Discovered In 9 1/2-Foot Shark Off Florida

A fisherman who reeled in a 364-pound tiger shark Saturday discovered inside the leg of a man and a bone from another leg, the authorities said.

Dr. Ronald Wright, a medical examiner for Broward County, said a right leg with a sock and a tennis shoe and a man's upper left thigh bone were found in the 9 1/2-foot shark, which had put up a fourhour fight with the fisherman.

''In South Florida waters, we just don't have sharks attack swimmers,'' Mr. Wright said. ''For the last 20-plus years, the only ones we've ever seen are individuals who have drowned, usually because of intoxication, or killed by other means and dumped in the water.''

Mr. Wright said the attack probably took place within 100 miles of the spot where the shark was caught.

A simple explanation of the word unprovoked is chosen to be shared. Each year shark attack researchers choose certain shark attacks they share with the public. The ISAF website states, “All of the data publically available on the ISAF website is from unprovoked incidents.” Ocean users, beware that the ISAF has 6800 incidents on file, with only 3292, or 47%, being chosen to be shared with the public. In 2019 they chose 45%, and in 2020 they only chose 44% of the investigated incidents.
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