A marine might have done something that nobody else has done before. Marine and shark fisherman, Jeff Fangman caught a great white from the beach. Yes —- a great white shark! It took him about 25 minutes and he did it while fishing off Camp Pendleton beach in San Diego.
I’m glad he released it.
Katherine – a 14-foot-long, 2,300 pound Great White Shark – could be headed to Virginia Beach. She was tagged by the Marine Research Group, Ocearch, back in August off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. This Great White Shark was staying up around the cape – until last week.
Contrary to expectations, the researchers found that the proportion of white shark gene products associated with metabolism had fewer differences from humans than zebrafish (a bony fish) — an unexpected result given that bony fishes are evolutionarily much more closely related to sharks.
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.