Washington, May 27 (ANI): A new study from the University of Florida has shed some light on shark attacks.
Researchers examined over a half-century of data from UF's International Shark Attack File and made some interesting discoveries.
Shark attacks are most likely to occur on Sunday, in shallow water less than 6 feet deep, and during a new moon.
The study also concludes that sharks are attracted to continuous movement, like splashing and kicking.
Statistics show that young white males ware attacked the most because they are in the water the most.
Also, the contrast in dark swimsuits attracts sharks.
The more people there are in the water, the greater the chance of attracting a shark.
Data from the study was collected on 231 shark attacks that took place between 1956 and 2008 along Volusia County's 47-mile-long coastline.
This area has been dubbed "Shark Attack Capitol of the World" because of the frequency of attacks. In the decade between 1999 and 2008, 21 percent of global shark attacks took place here, although none of those attacks resulted in fatalities. (ANI)