Monday, September 28, 2009

Don't Go Out Too Far At These Beaches

Forbes Traveler Magazine had an article on beaches with sharks. The beaches include Kosi Bay in South Africa, Shark Alley in Gansbaai, South Africa, Brisbane in Australia, California's Bolinas Beach, Florida's New Smyrna Beach, Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, Oahu's North Shore, Brazil's Recife, Kahana on west Maui and West End on Grand Bahama Island.

According to Forbes Traveler Magazine, "...of the more than 400 shark species in the world, only about 30 types are known to have attacked humans. And only three have a reputation for the highest number of “unprovoked” attacks: great whites, tiger sharks, and bull sharks (the last, known as Zambezi sharks in South Africa, have earned a particularly bad reputation for their mix of aggression and ability to swim upstream into shallow freshwater rivers and inlets)."

Photo by Bruce Coleman, Inc.

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