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.