Shark attacks are a fairly rare occurrence.
Sharks generally don’t enjoy eating people, much preferring fattier nautical fare like delicious blubbery seals. Most attacks are a case of mistaken identity, occurring in low visibility situations where a shark is more likely to mistake a flailing human for a tasty sea lion.
Still, attacks do happen, and when they do they’re often terrifying and horrific. Here are the 15 worst shark attacks ever.