> I have a science fair project that I am working on. I was hoping you
> could be of some help. My question is: are sharks or Killer whales a
> bigger threat to humans? I hope that you can help me! My e-mail is:
> whale LOVER!
Actually neither one is a very dangerous threat to humans. There is no
account of an attack of a killer whale on humans. A trainer was killed
accidentally in an aquarium and someone tried to sneak into a tank with an
Orca but he died apparently from hypothermia. He didn't know the water
temperature that Ocra's prefer.
There are some shark attacks on humans so I would say that even though
shark attacks are very rare that they would have to be the ones more
dangerous to humans.
J. Michael Williamson
Principal Investigator-WhaleNet <http://whale.wheelock.edu>
Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215
voice: 617.734.5200, ext. 2256
fax: 617.734.8666, or 978.468.0073
"Mother, Mother Ocean, I have heard your call,
Wanted to sail upon your waters, since I was three feet tall"
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