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36 shark attacks reported in US in 2010

There were 36 shark attacks in the United States last year, according to a study from the University of Florida.

February 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
There were 36 shark attacks in the United States last year, which is nearly half of the reported total worldwide, according to a study from the University of Florida.

Four of the attacks were in California, including one off Santa Barbara in October that took the life of 19-year-old Luke Ransom.

Florida again was the state with the most attacks, with a total of 13. But that number is way down from its yearly average of 23 over the past decade.