ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico is one of only a handful of landlocked states with a reported shark attack. Colorado Governor Jared Polis shared a map saying they were tied for the lowest number of shark attacks, something many commented on asking how. New Mexico was also on the list.
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Albuquerque BioPark officials say that in 2005, a diver at the aquarium had a run-in with a sand tiger shark while he was treading water. They say his sweeping arm went into the face of a toothy shark and caused a few cuts.
They are required to report any contact between a diver and a shark so the BioPark is now on a list of shark attacks with coastal states like Florida. Other landlocked states had similar incidents.