A Bounty on Bull Sharks



Demonstrating a poor grasp of statistics, the French government has put a bounty on bull sharks. This follows the death last week of a surfer. The shark bit the surfer's leg off. I see news articles every year claiming shark attacks are on the rise, all false. "Three fatalities in two years" is hardly a trend. 

Deaths spur French gov't to pay for shark hunt - CBS News


"From 2000 to 2010, there were no shark attacks off Reunion and no calls for culling, but the last two years have seen several deadly attacks, the most recent coming last week when a 22-year-old surfer died after a shark bit off his leg. It was the seventh attack — and the third fatality — since the start of last year."

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