Q&A: Afraid of sharks? Flu, asteroids pose far greater risk
June 25, 2017
BOSTON (AP) — You might want a bigger boat, but you probably don't need better odds.
The confirmed return of great white sharks to Cape Cod has rattled some boaters and beachgoers. Yet the chances of an encounter involving a human are infinitesimally small, and the likelihood of an attack resulting in serious injury or death is smaller still.
How small? With apologies to "The Hunger Games," may the odds be ever in your favor — because they are.
In 2016, there were 53 unprovoked shark attacks in the U.S. — none fatal — according to the Florida Museum of Natural History's Internationa...