Shark attacks up after three-year decline

Updated January 25 2022 - 1:21am, first published 1:18am
Shark bites dropped drastically around the world in 2020 due to the pandemic, research shows.

Shark attacks increased around the world in 2021 following three consecutive years of decline, though beach closures in 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could be making the numbers seem more dramatic than they are.