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Best & Worst 2001: Year of the Shark?
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By the PMY Editors

Feeding Frenzy

This year's "you didn't do your homework" award goes to the U.S. media for hyping 2001 as the "Year of the Shark." True, there were tragic fatalities, but the nightly tirades about sharks invading U.S. shores failed to mention that 2001 was a fairly average year for shark attacks. Dr. Samuel H. Gruber, a shark expert and faculty member at the University of Miami, told PMY that shark attacks are actually down from past years. Guess that kind of news doesn't make for good headlines.

This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.