2008 Shark Attack Report to Be Released

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 world.

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.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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