Forget 'Jaws': Why most sharks are 'truly majestic' and not fearsome
Sharks are widely considered man's most-feared predator, but according to recent statistics, you're 30 times more likely to be killed by lightning than a shark attack.
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And while sharks are blamed for nearly 20 unprovoked attacks in the U.S. already this year, only three species of sharks — out of more than 400 — are responsible for the deadly attacks.
We got up close and personal with some whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium in an effort to dispel some commonly-held shark myths.