GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Several shark attacks have been
reported in the past year and the University of Florida will
release its annual report on attacks and fatalities from around the
In 2007, there was only one fatal attack, but several attacks
were reported in 2008. There were shark bite fatalities in the
Bahamas, near San Diego in California and two in Mexico.
Every spring, George Burgess, director of the International
Shark Attack File, releases his report on human-shark interactions.
His report is scheduled to be released Thursday.
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