Shark Myths

4 / 6
by: Jennifer Viegas
Read more Read less
Midday Attacks
DCI | Tim Davis/CORBIS

Gruber said this is a classic case of people taking human data and applying it to sharks. "Since fewer attacks occur at midday, we've come up with this notion that sharks tend not to attack at this time," he said. "In reality, what happens is that people usually go out to lunch then and are not in the water as much." He said the statement is like saying that individuals who own Toyotas and Chevrolets are more vulnerable to sharks, based on the statistics. "What we're really looking at is the fact that more humans simply own these types of cars. It has nothing to do with sharks."

About the blog:
More on
Shark Week