Pernambuco, Brazil

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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.

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.

Manuele Zunelli [1] [1] http://www.flickr.com/manuelezunelli

Worst Beaches for Shark Attacks

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