Shark attacks are on the rise and the reason for this is entirely the fault of humanity.
Shark attacks are relatively rare. From a population of 7.5 billion people, there are between five and 10 fatal attacks each year.
More people are killed by bees, mosquitoes, elephants, hippos, crocodiles, horses, ostriches, snakes and dogs, but these species don't get the bad press that sharks receive.
And this bad press comes from television shows like those featured on Shark Week, by horror movies like Jaws, and by the general ignorance of people when it comes to oceanic eco-systems.
It is in fact more dangerous to play golf than it is to surf or scuba dive, because statistically more golfers die each year from lightning strikes than people die from shark attacks.
But it also a fact that shark attacks have increased over the last few years, although the fatalities still remain relatively low – and this is surprising considering just how many millions of human beings surf, swim and dive in the sea.
The reason for this relatively minor increase in the number of attacks is entirely the fault of human beings.