Courtesy of Aaron Merrifield

Garden Island, Western Australia

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While Western Australia ranks
third in the country for attacks (41 attacks and 10 fatalities), the
concentration of attacks around Garden Island, a few hours’ drive south of
Perth, proves highly unusual. In 2008, Cowaramup Bay became the focus of
attention when a swimmer was taken less
than a kilometer from where another man had been killed a few years earlier.
Then, while leading a swim-with-dolphins snorkeling tour in 2010, Elyse
Frankcom was bitten by a great white shark in Port Kennedy not far from where a crab diver was
also taken. The attack while swimming with dolphins helps dispel a common myth:
“There is no truth to the notion that there are no sharks where there are
dolphins,” says Ralph S. Collier of the Shark Research Committee.

Worst Beaches for Shark Attacks

Garden Island, Western Australia

While Western Australia ranks
third in the country for attacks (41 attacks and 10 fatalities), the
concentration of attacks around Garden Island, a few hours’ drive south of
Perth, proves highly unusual. In 2008, Cowaramup Bay became the focus of
attention when a swimmer was taken less
than a kilometer from where another man had been killed a few years earlier.
Then, while leading a swim-with-dolphins snorkeling tour in 2010, Elyse
Frankcom was bitten by a great white shark in Port Kennedy not far from where a crab diver was
also taken. The attack while swimming with dolphins helps dispel a common myth:
“There is no truth to the notion that there are no sharks where there are
dolphins,” says Ralph S. Collier of the Shark Research Committee.

Courtesy of Aaron Merrifield

Worst Beaches for Shark Attacks

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