#DidYouKnow: Sharks are more likely to kill men

Grey Reef Shark and Blacktip Reef Shark

A study has shown that men are nine times more likely to be attacked and killed by sharks than women.

Sharks are nine times more likely to kill men than women.

According to the study by Professor Daryl McPhee from the Bond University in Queensland, the sexist predators have increased their attacks in Australian waters three fold over the last 30 years, with 84% of all unprovoked attacks targeting males and 89% of all fatal shark attacks involving men.

However, Professor McPhee insists there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for the figures.

She said: “Potentially men spend more time in the water, and are more risk-prone.”