Sharks seem to be a beach menace this summer from North Carolina beaches, South African surf competitions, to TV movies.
But for some perspective, above is a dramatic, graphic comparison of the number of people killed by sharks per year and number of sharks killed by people PER HOUR. About 12 people are killed by sharks each year, and over 11,000 sharks are killed PER HOUR by people. The image above is just the beginning of a long graphic scroll of shark death. Here is the bottom of the graphic:
Of course some folks have devised their own shark protection.