|Miami Beach, FL (Photo: Edward DeGuzman)|
He states that if the Chamber of Commerce is doing a good job attracting visitors to a particular beach community, then that community will see an increase in the number of swimmers thus allowing for an increase in the number of shark-human interactions.
Burgess states that going in the sea is a wilderness experience and that the sea doesn't owe us the right to be a 100% safe. He asserts that one has to accept a certain amount of risk when entering the ocean.
You can listen to the brief NPR segment at the Oregon Public Broadcasting website.