The perils for tourism lurking offshore

It’ll undoubtedly be a while before the full effect of the summer of the shark can be measured.

This much is clear: 2015’s attacks – so far confined to North Carolina’s beaches – can’t be good for tourism. People are staying out of the water, and it’s simply not possible to have a breakfast in Nags Head without overhearing visitors calculating the risks of swimming.

If there’s any consolation, it is that this has happened before, at almost every beach on every continent.Through the first week of July, sharks attacked eight people in North Carolina, most recently a Marine in Surf […]