Welcome to Shark Attack Data. The aim of this website is to increase understanding, and promote an informed discussion on the subject of shark attacks; when, where and how they occur. Through visualisation of the data, it aims to help identify where patterns exist in terms of both geography and time.
All of the data on this site comes from the Global Shark Attack File (GSAF), a spreadsheet of human/shark interactions, compiled by the Shark Research Institute. It is hoped that this site makes it apparent that shark attacks are extremely rare occurrences, while providing an easily accessible resource for those wishing to know more about the subject.
Start by having a look at Incidents by country
|06 Jan 2015||Elbow Cay, Abaco Islands, Bahamas||No||Details|
|03 Jan 2015||Eastern Cape, South Africa||No||Details|
|01 Jan 2015||Florida, United States of America||No||Details|
|29 Dec 2014||New South Wales, Australia||No||Details|
|29 Dec 2014||Western Australia, Australia||Yes||Details|
|28 Dec 2014||California, United States of America||No||Details|
|28 Dec 2014||KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa||No||Details|
|15 Dec 2014||Queensland, Australia||Yes||Details|
|29 Nov 2014||Western Australia, Australia||No||Details|
|19 Nov 2014||Western Australia, Australia||No||Details|
Currently, shark attacks are grouped by country and then, within each country, the area in which attacks have occurred. We are currently investigating other ways to allow the data to be browsed and queried. Suggestions are welcome; if you have one, please get in touch!