In January, the 2,300-pound shark had been tracked as far south as the Kennedy Space Center, where she lingered for days several miles offshore, before heading north into Volusia County.
Out of the blue, 10 feet in front of him, the unmistakable dorsal fin of a shark rose up out of the water. “It was a 20-foot great white shark. I saw all of him,” Klatt recalls. “But he was not aggressive. He was just cruising. So I kept paddling until I was probably 3 feet from him.
A great white shark detected off Piedras Blancas near the elephant seal rookery on Sunday is the second detected since a research buoy was put in the water just more than three months ago.
A 14-foot great white shark nicknamed Katharine continues to cruise the waters off the Central Florida coast this week, keeping officials on wary alert but producing valuable information for scientists.
Great white sharks can live almost as long as humans — 70 years or more — much longer than scientists previously thought. “White sharks…
"I had a huge fear of sharks, and when I did Blood Diamond in 2006 I actually got stuck in a cage with a great white, which was awesome," the Wolf of Wall Street star, 39, reveals in an appearance Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
"It was a gigantic great white … They actually said in 30 years this has never happened, but the tuna kind of got stuck on the top of the cage and the great white leapt out and tried to bite it and went into the cage with me.
Though a slightly lower size wouldn’t be a big deal on a functional level for an individual Great White Shark, on a population level, the decline in size indicates a shift in the percentage of sharks that are of reproductive age. Therefore, as the average size decreases, so do the number of sharks that can pup each year. As a species, these organisms are vulnerable as a result of their slow growth and whopping 15-year wait until maturity.
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.