On Wednesday, Australian officials were looking for the body of a 55-year-old surfer who was reportedly attacked by a big shark. According to a witness, the shark had the surfer’s body in its mouth.
Police reported that the victim has not been found since the sea creature attacked on Tuesday morning at Granites Beach, a well-known surfing location in South Australia.
According to a statement from the police, the man’s body has not been discovered yet and the search has resumed this morning.
The coastline of South Australia is often frequented by great white sharks.
In May of 2019, a teacher was fatally attacked by an animal.
Approximately 75 miles away from the location of the attack that occurred on Tuesday.
increased by 25%
The rate of shark attacks has risen by 25%.
Growth has been observed in the last 40 years.
because of things like the increase in human population
As stated by shark specialist Charlie Huveneers of Flinders University.
As the temperature of the oceans rises, ecosystems must adjust and sharks may be relocating towards the coast in pursuit of their prey. This could increase the chances of human-shark interactions.
According to Huveneers, sharks may occasionally attack humans because they confuse them with their typical food source. However, other reasons for attacks include curiosity, hunger, self-defense, and aggression.