Although many humans are terrified of sharks, the mysterious sea creatures have far more to fear from us than we do from them: Humans kill some 38 million sharks each year, while fewer than six people are killed by sharks annually. Because sharks are so much more different from us than other dangerous predators such as bears and lions, humans' fear of sharks may be heightened, but their importance to the marine ecosystem is paramount and our survival is linked to theirs, according to this article and the new book it discusses.

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