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Beach, News

Recent shark attacks raise safety concerns at Northwest Florida beaches

| Hansen Hasenberg
One in 11.5 million. That’s the odds of being attacked by a shark, according to the Florida Museum, a state natural history museum.

While the odds are low, shark attacks still do occur, as Northwest Floridia residents saw Friday, June 7 in the Gulf of Mexico off Walton County. Three people (one woman and two teens) were injured when a shark bit them. It is not known if it was the same shark or if multiple sharks were involved.

Bull shark swimming on the ocean floor


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