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Worst Beaches for Shark Attacks

Pernambuco, Brazil

Eighteen fatal attacks on surfers since 1992 made this section of Brazilian beach so notorious that surfing was banned along 37 miles of coastline. The rise in numbers appears to have coincided with a large harbor development in nearby Boca de Suape; overdevelopment and overfishing depleted the shark’s natural food sources. The most recent fatal attack, in 2006, occurred shortly after the surfing ban was lifted.

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