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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Great White Shark Bites Fishing Boat in California

A great white shark has bitten a fishing boat in coastal water off California.  Shark tagger Keith Poe was attempting to tag sharks when he awoke to a loud smashing sound. He was sleeping with his head near the bow of the boat when a 16- or 18- foot great white shark hit. “She slammed the Shark Tagger like a Mack truck and shoved the boat several feet. Words cannot describe how loud the impact was around my head inside the v-berth,” Poe said in a Facebook Post. Poe’s boat…

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Updated: Authorities Seek Man Who Posed With Great White Shark

Authorities in California are seeking a man who posed with a great white shark. (updated at end of article) Recently released photos of the unidentified fisherman posing with a great white shark are believed to have been taken on June 22 around 6 p.m. at Pismo Pier. Great white sharks are a protected species and can only be captured for research purposes. Any angler who hooks a great white is supposed to immediately release the shark unharmed. Fishermen who fail to do so can face a misdemeanor charge that carries…

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Shark bite Off California Coast

A woman has been bitten by a shark off the coast of Corona Del Mar. Maria Korcsmaros was training for a triathlon on Sunday at around 4:15 pm off the Corona del Mar State Beach when she was bitten. The 52-year-old was swimming just past the buoys which mark a protected swimming area. Life Guards patrolling the area saw her waving her arms while screaming. They were able to pick her up in a rescue boat and identified injures to her torso, shoulder and arm. The shark, which is suspected…

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Decapitated shark head Found in California

A decapitated shark head found in California has sparked outrage and an investigation. Clay Kirksey was out with a friend at the Newport Harbor Shipyard in Orange County on Saturday, when he saw a group of men approaching in a boat. The 16-year-old thought the men looked intoxicated as they were playing with the sharks head. He told CBS Los Angeles “They were biting it, throwing it around, sticking it on their head. It was brutal to see that they’d treat an animal that beautiful that way,” Once the men had finished…

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Video: Great white shark Eats Fisherman’s catch

Bill Morales was out with his girlfriend off Dana Point California when he landed a leopard shark. The fisherman had the shark hanging off the side of his kayak, when a new hungry visitor saw an opportunity for a free meal.  A juvenile great white swam up to Morales catch and started chowing down. Mr. Morals said when the great white bit the leopard shark, he was jerked backwards. He was filming the incident with one hand while holding on to the shark with the other.  He said he had…

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Beach Reopens After Surfer Reported Shark Encounter

A stretch of California beach has reopened after a surfer reported a shark encounter on Sunday. David Charles was waiting for a wave near tower 16 at Bolsa Chica State Beach, when he bumped by a shark he believed to be around 6 feet long. Mr. Charles, who has been surfing for more than 40 years, told KABC He “Felt a bump, a pretty good bump, and I looked back, seen the tail kind of thrashing and slapping and I jumped, just reflexes. I landed in the water which was…

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