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Public Lecture: Divers for Dinner? An overview of fatal shark attacks on divers

We invite you to join us for the next DAN Public Lecture Series event. DAN Research interns Alexandra Romfoe and Burnley Truax will present "Divers for Dinner? An overview of fatal shark attacks on divers" at DAN headquarters in Durham, North Carolina, on Wednesday, August 1, at 7 p.m.

Divers for Dinner? An overview of fatal shark attacks on divers

What are your chances of dying from a shark while diving? The answer may be different depending on who you ask. Shark bites often become sensational narratives that leave people apprehensive about their safety in the water. DAN Research interns Alexandra and Burnley have analyzed shark-related deaths from DAN's fatality database to identify the factors that make a diver more likely to be bitten by a shark. By comparing factors such as location, type of dive and diver activity in fatal shark interactions spanning 59 years, DAN can help mitigate the potential risks associated with encountering sharks while diving.

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for a pre-event social with refreshments. The 45-minute presentation will begin at 7 p.m. and be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session. This event is free, and no registration is required.

We hope you will be able to join us. For more information, please email research@dan.org or call +1 (919) 684-2948, ext. 1260.


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