Everything You Need to Know About Shark Bites in North Carolina

Plus: What to do if you get a finned visitor at the beach.

A shark bite off Surf City, North Carolina over the July 4 holiday marks the eighth incident between a swimmer and a shark in the state in the past month. Yes, that’s more than usual. But how much more? And is it really cause for nationwide alarm?

Watch the video above for everything you need to know about (exceedingly rare) shark bites in the United States, including what to do if you become the one of the 1 in 11.2 million Americans to have an encounter at the beach.