Three people have already been bitten by sharks in North Carolina in 2019. While it may seem like the ocean is getting more dangerous, shark experts think otherwise.
In fact, experts say people are more likely to die taking a selfie than being bitten by a shark. Researchers found selfies contributed to more than 250 deaths worldwide between October 2011 and November 2017.
Drowning is the leading cause of selfie deaths -- usually because people are washed away by waves on beaches or fall out of a boat while posing, experts say. As for deadly shark attacks, there were 48 reported worldwide between 2011 and 2017.
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