Recession credited with U.S. drop in shark attacks

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Could the lousy economy be keeping you from being mauled by a Great White? According to one researcher, the answer is yes.

The University of Florida in Gainesville keeps an International Shark Attack File that tracks the number of times sharks sink their teeth into humans. The number of shark attacks in U.S. waters in 2009 was the lowest it's been in a decade, with only 28 reported. By contrast, just two years previous in 2007, there were 50 shark attacks.