Watch: Encounters with great white sharks in California

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Several videos of encounters with great white sharks in California have been shared online recently. The first encounter was shared by Bonnie Brown who filmed a large great white swimming near her boat July 12. Brown was off New Brighton State Beach on Monterey Bay, which is near Santa Cruz, on a 22-foot boat when she spotted nine white sharks. She was able to submerge her GoPro camera and filmed a large white shark as it investigated the camera. “These sharks may have a menacing grin, but they don’t deserve…

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Great white shark bites 13-year-old’s surf board

Great white shark bites 13-year-old’s surfboard

Zoe Steyn was surfing Nahoon Reef off the coast of South Africa earlier this month when she had the shock of a lifetime. The 13-year-old was around 75 meters off shore waiting on wave when a 10-foot long great white shark grabbed her board. “I just saw this huge black eye looking straight at me and a huge bang as it took my board and began shaking it,” Steyn said, as she related the incident in a July 16 report by The Telegraph. “It latched on with its jaws just…

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Shark bites kayak in California

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A 1-mile radius of coastline has been closed by the City of Santa Cruz after a kayak was bitten by a great white shark. Steve Lawson was paddling off West Cliff and Pelton Avenue July 11 around 11:00 a.m. when he felt something bump his kayak. He looked into the water and saw a great white shark, which bit his kayak and left a 12-inch bite mark. Lawson was knocked into the water and hung onto his kayak,  but never saw the shark again. He was able to use his…

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Support the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and win a chance to name a shark

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Folks who love sharks and contribute to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) by June 30 will have a chance to name a shark if their name is drawn from the pool of donors. Winner to be announced on July 1. A bonus for those interested in assisting the group, will be the Board of Directors’ commitment to match all donations up to $15,000 for donations made before June 30. AWSC’s mission is to support Atlantic white shark conservation by improving public safety, educating the community and funding scientific research.…

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Video 15 foot Great white shark in 3 feet of water

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A 15 foot great white shark has been filmed in 3 feet of water off the coast of Mexico. The Pearson brothers spotted the shark in the Sea of Cortez and shared the video on June 3. The two were able to get a close up view of the sharks back and saw two injuries. They theorized that the shark was hit by a propeller and due to the injury; the shark was now forced to hunt stingrays in the shallow water. While they did say the shark was bleeding…

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Great white shark jumped into boat

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A great white shark jumped into a boat in Australia on May 27. Terry Selwood was fishing in his normal sweet spot off the coast of Evans Head in New South Wales. The 73-year-old has been fishing the same area for over 50 years and had a few pieces of bait on a line deep under his boat. Then out of no where a great white shark shot out of the water. “I caught a blur of something coming over the boat … and the pectoral fin of the shark hit…

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Video: Fisherman battles great white shark over net?

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Video showing a fisherman battle a great white shark has been shared on social media. David Wilks was fishing with his son Nic off the coast of Port Pirie, South Australia in December. The commercial fisherman ran into a little snag as he pulled a section of net up. An estimated 10-foot great white shark had bit part of the net and would not let go. The shark had originally swum into the net to dine on the freshly caught snapper. Since great white sharks are a protected species, Wilks…

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