Why Are So Many Shark Attacks Happening in North Carolina?
The state has had an unusual rash of incidents, though experts say the water is still safe.
Two more swimmers have been bitten by sharks off the North Carolina coast. That makes six shark attacks in the state in the last three weeks.
From 2005 to 2014, there were a total of 25 shark attacks in North Carolina. This year's incidents are part of a rising trend in the U.S. and much of the world over the past century (learn more about attacks). Overall, however, they remain relatively rare; an ocean swimmer has only a one in 11.5 million chance of being bitten by a shark, according to the International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
The Tarheel State typically gets one to two shark attacks a year but has