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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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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**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


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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Video: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?


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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