May 29th, 2020
You’re most likely to be attacked by a shark on a Sunday, in under 6 feet of water and during a new moon, according to research from the University of Florida. But sharks are not weekend warriors. Rather, it is human leisure habits that lead to the fewest number of human encounters on Wednesdays and the highest on Sundays, followed by Saturdays, according to the report. The study by UF researchers studied shark attacks that occurred in the waters off Volusia County between 1956 and 2008.
… The study also finds that sharks are most likely to attack people wearing black and white, followed by black and yellow bathing suits — attesting to sharks’ abilities to see contrast.