A great white shark named Katharine has been visiting the Wilmington region for the past week. WHQR dives into the behaviors and risks of sharks in the area.
The chance of a shark biting a human is one in twelve million, and only two percent of those bites are fatal. This is according to Dr. Lankford, an Associate Professor of Biology and Marine Biology at UNCW. He prefers the term “shark bite” to “shark attack,” as most sharks retreat after mistaking a human for prey:
On Tusday, May 6th I talked with Diane Talley, who founded UNCW’s MarineQuest thirty years ago. It’s going strong, with summer programs starting June 14. Early registration is encouraged at uncw.edu/MarineQuest.