A shark-detecting buoy off the San Luis Obispo County coast has detected its first great white shark near the elephant seal rookery at Piedras Blancas, according to Friends of the Elephant Seal.
Lydia’s covered some serious ground! All the way up to Placentia Bay in Newfoundland.
Boaters off the California port of Ventura were dismayed Sunday when they spotted a dead minke whale floating in the outer fringes of the Santa Barbara Channel. But they soon discovered that the decomposing carcass had become a feast for several sharks, including three great whites.
Follow the link to the videos - what an amazing sight.
NOAA: White shark not in danger of extinction; conservationists still waiting on word from California Fish and Wildlife
While some say numbers of the ocean’s most feared predator are floundering, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found otherwise.
While further protections would have been nice, it’s good to hear that there’s little danger to the pacific great white.
A great white shark was spotted off of Key West by a captain while on a charter fishing trip.
"He swam right up to the boat, very docile," Capt. Jason Johnson, of Triple J Charters, said on Thursday.
Johnson described the shark as a “gentle giant,” adding that the fish was “very curious.”
A man named Taco Perez, who is the captain of a boat named “Hooked Up,” helped reel in a 1000 pound great white shark off the coast off Florida.
I take issue with the use of “unfortunate” to characterize the law requiring them to the let the shark go, but I’m glad they complied.
Biologists estimate only a couple hundred Great Whites are living along the California Coast. Researchers say instead of taking in a shark for research, they want to keep it in the wild to help grow the population.