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.
The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy tagged the 13-foot shark with advanced tags that will allow them to track the shark and gather data on its behavior and environment.
Three juvenile great white sharks, ranging from 4 to 7 feet, were spotted off the coast in Manhattan Beach late Tuesday morning.
“There have been consistent shark sightings through the middle of July to now in the Manhattan Beach area,” said Kyle Daniels, captain lifeguard for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “Nothing actually really happened.”
“These New England sharks are skittish. They’re not like South African sharks which are somewhat used to human interaction. These sharks are super boat-shy and fixated on the local seal population.”
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.