As families struggle to put food on the table sharks too are finding it harder to get a bite to eat. University of Florida researchers who compile the annual tally of shark attacks on humans have said that shark attack figures are down to their lowest in five years, and are citing the recession as the reason. Apparently the recession means less people are taking holidays and swimming in the sea, therefore not coming into contact with sharks so often. The researchers remember a similar drop in attacks during the recession after 9/11.
Of course, with over 700 million killed every year, there could just be fewer sharks !