white shark ambush

White shark. Photo © Klaus Jost

Shark Attack FAQ

We have a wealth of information on sharks and shark attacks here at the Museum, but here are some of the most common topics that we've been asked.

Are all sharks dangerous to humans?
When and why did humans develop a fear of sharks?
What are the chances of being attacked by a shark?
How many people are attacked each year by sharks?
What are the different types of shark attacks?
How can I avoid being attacked by a shark?
Are there any safer methods for the marine wildlife than shark nets to protect swimmers?