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
|15 Jun 2016||Hawaii, United States of America||No||Details|
|14 Jun 2016||Texas, United States of America||No||Details|
|11 Jun 2016||North Carolina, United States of America||No||Details|
|05 Jun 2016||Florida, United States of America||No||Details|
|05 Jun 2016||Western Australia, Australia||Yes||Details|
|04 Jun 2016||Suez, Egypt||No||Details|
|02 Jun 2016||Area unknown, New Caledonia||No||Details|
|02 Jun 2016||New South Wales, Australia||No||Details|
|31 May 2016||Western Australia, Australia||Yes||Details|
|29 May 2016||California, United States of America||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!