**Graphic**Possible shark bite reported in California?

Sophia Raab shark attack

A possible shark bite has been reported in California. Sohia Raab was paddling back to shore around 2:30 p.m. off Pacific Palisades May 3 when she stood up to catch a small wave. As they wave dissipated, she fell into the water and felt a sudden burst of pain in her left knee. “I had no idea what happened—just that it was the most painful experience of my life.” the 18-year-old posted on her GoFundMe page.  “I looked down at my leg and saw that a chunk of my thigh was missing. It…

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Woman bitten by a shark in California

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Leeanne Ericson was bitten by a shark in California while swimming off San Onofre State Beach on April 29. The 35-year-old was swimming near her boyfriend who was on a surfboard when she was bitten by what was possibly a great white or a seven-gill shark. The shark pulled her underwater and her boyfriend quickly went into action. “He jumped and dove off the board and went looking for her and found her on the bottom and brought her up on the surf board and paddled in with her and…

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Great white shark attacked a kayak off California coast

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A Great white shark attacked a kayak off the California Coast near Cannery Row. Brian Correiar had just paddled back from Pacific Grove on March 18, and was about to end his “great paddle” when a shark showed up around 4:30 p.m. Correiar was around 100 yards off shore on the end of San Barlos Beach in Monterey Bay when he was thrown out of his kayak by a great white shark. “Suddenly, I heard a loud Bang as my kayak and I flew into the air. I landed outside…

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Video:Fisherman gaffs protected great white shark?

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A disturbing video showing fisherman gaffing what appears to be a protected great white shark has been posted on social media. (updated below) In the video, which was posted to Facebook by Mike Hefner, a shark that appears to be a juvenile great white shark is pulled from the water and up the side of the Huntington Beach Pier by fishermen using a long rope with a hook which appears to be lodged in the shark gills.   Another image, posted later, shows the damaged gills were split and bleeding.…

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Surfboard, not surfer, suffers Great White Shark bite in California

A great white shark bit a surfboard off the coast near Humboldt, California September 17. The surfer identified only as Yuma, was surfing the south jetty off the coast of Humboldt when the great white bit his board and damaged his wetsuit. The shark left teeth marks both on Yuma’s board and wetsuit. Amazingly, the surfer was unharmed during the incident. Delia Bense-Kang, chair of the local Surfrider Foundation, said there are a lot of bait fish and seal pups in the area from September through December. The large food…

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Spearfisherman Bitten by a Shark in California

A freediver has been bitten by a shark in California. Tyler McQuillen was spearfishing off Refugio State Beach on Thursday September 1. The 6 to 8 foot (1.8 to 2m) shark came from behind the 22-year-old and bit his fin and foot. He used his speargun to stab the shark as he made his way back to the beach. Once he was back on the beach, around 9am, he alerted authorities and then drove himself to the hospital. Eric Hjelstrom, a State Parks superintendent for the Santa Barbara area, visited…

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Boat Bitten by A 15-foot Great White Shark

A boat was bitten by a 15-foot great white shark off the coast of California July 8. Mark Davis was fishing for squid a quarter-mile from the Capitola Beach in Santa Cruz when he was slammed by a great white shark at 6:15 a.m. The shark lifted his small boat about 4 feet out of the water. A nearby fisherman saw the commotion and came to check on Davis. “I heard him go, ‘Holy’—you know—‘It’s a great white!’ We looked in the water and there was a 15-foot great white,…

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