Odds of being killed by lightning: 2,320,000 to 1 Now, the way the propoganda sharks apologists try to manipulate people(sucessfully I might add!) is to use ridiculous meaningless statstics like lightning statistics. Let's break down the REAL numbers. Let's say you are a surfer in queensland Australia. Let's say you surf there for a few decades. There have been 58 fatalities and over 163 non fatal attacks for a total of over 200 attacks. The ENTIRE population of queensland is 5.8 million. So if EVERY SINGLE person surfed every single day, then the odds would be 200 in 5.8 million. Way above getting struck by lightning. But of course they don't. These attacks are almost entirely white sharks and are NASTY attacks. We are not talking black tips in Florida stuff. Let's say 1-2-3/4 of those attacks are on surfers/bodyboarders. Ok so lets say 125 attacks. Now what percentage of population surfs/bodyboards every day? Probably .5% of 5.8 million. So a total surf population in new south wales of 25,000(probably WAY lower than that). We are not talking people who surf once, but people who are lifetime surfers. So now the odds are 125 in 25,000. or 1 in 200 of being attacked by a white shark in a lifetime. Again that's a gross estimate. And I highly doubt there are 25,000 surfers in brisbane.(where almost the entire population is in ) Anyway the point of this is not exact numbers, but for people to see they are CLEARLY lying to you. If you are a surfer in queensland Australia you are WAY more likely to die of a shark attack Latest fatality http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26863565 63 year old women killed. 1 in 200 vs 1 in 2 million. LOL It's so ridiculous that it's absurd. People should be able to recreate in the ocean. Period. People's safety comes before a stupid fish getting culled.