Shark vs. Sand Hole Collapse Fatalities

Sand Hole Collapse Fatalities Compared To 
Shark Attack Fatalities in the U.S.: 1990-2006

IncidentNumber of Fatalities
Sand Hole Collapse1 16
Shark Attack 2 11


1 Source of sand hole data: Dr. Bradley Maron, The New England Journal of Medicine (June 2007)

2Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File (August 2008)

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Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida