Are sharks as abundant as they were in WWII?
I just read Unbroken and it features a story about a group of airmen adrift in the South Pacific on a raft being followed and attacked by sharks. I’ve read similar accounts of men attacked by sharks the moment they fall overboard in the Pacific ocean. I know certain types of fish populations have declined in the past half century. Are sharks still as abundant as they were in WWII? In other words, if you fell overboard in the middle of the South Pacific today, would you be as likely to be surrounded by man-eating sharks as you would in 1944?
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