Shark attacks in California part 1

People across the globe have always been fascinated by California: The dream of being a Hollywood star, seeing the streets of San Francisco, visiting the blue Pacific and being around the beautiful people! Even the Beach Boys said California Girls are the prettiest girls in the world. Only one thing makes life on the coast of California less pretty for divers, surfers and swimmers—sharks! But according to a new study, the risk of a shark attack has dropped sharply. The Bermuda Triangle in the Atlantic Ocean, Death Valley in the…

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Great white shark tracked in the Panhandle, and it’s not the first

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A great white shark known as Hilton is currently being tracked in the Gulf of Mexico, and it’s not the first time a great white has been tracked in the Florida Panhandle. Hilton is a mature great white that weighed 1,326 pounds when tagged on March 3, 2017 off the coast of Hilton Head, South Carolina. The male shark was caught and tagged by the nonprofit group OCEARCH during their Lowcountry Expedition. Scientists and researchers attached a Smart Position and Temperature (SPOT) Tag to Hilton’s dorsal fin. When the tag…

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Interview with California great white shark attack survivor Grigor Azatian

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Under a slightly overcast sky on November 24, 2017 Grigor Azatian and his father Armen were diving off the coast of Pebble Beach when he was bitten by a great white shark. The 25-year-old and his father had fished the area before, and Grigor, who had been spearing for 12-years and diving even longer, had just taken a couple of fish. His father wasn’t having much luck, but Grigor knew there were more fish in the area and suggested his father go back down. While floating at the surface Grigor…

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Two surfers bitten by sharks hours apart in Australia

Two surfers were bitten by sharks in Western Australia April 16. The first man bitten around 8 a.m. off a beach known as Cobblestones, located south of Gracetown. Alejandro Travaglini’s was surfing when a suspected great white shark bit and released his leg. “This thing was a big shark, and it wanted to eat him,” surfer Adam Kennedy, who was in the water at the time, told The West Australian. The shark returned a second time and grabbed Travaglini’s legs and drug him underwater. “He was literally fighting for his…

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Second great white shark sighted off Florida coast

A second great white shark has been spotted off the Florida coast. Kyle Morningstar and his friend Ian Smith captured the encounter March 24, while fishing near Daytona Beach. Around 2:30 p.m. Morningstar, who was located about 40 miles off the coast of Ponce Inlet, started pulling up his boat’s anchor. That’s when he saw remora fish swimming toward a “great, gray blob.” When the blob surfaced, he realized it was a great white shark. “I was just in shock,” he told the Daytona News- Journal. “When it circled a…

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Sharks clean up dead whale off Georgia Florida coast

Sharks clean up dead whale off Georgia Florida coast

Video shared by wildlife biologists from Georgia Wildlife shows sharks scavenging a dead whale located off the coast of Georgia and Florida. The one-year old humpback whale was first spotted off the coast of Massachusetts last summer when it became entangled in fishing net. It had also been seen several times over the winter in the south, and observers noted it appeared to be in a sickly state. The below-average sized whale was photographed swimming on February 20, and was found dead on February 24 off Cumberland, Georgia. Biologist from…

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Video: 14-foot great white shark filmed off Florida

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A group of four fisherman offshore near Amelia Island, Florida were startled when a 14-foot great white shark showed up next to their boat. Captain Tony Peeples’ boat was around 6-miles north of the jetties off the coast of Fernandina Beach when the great white approached March 10. Peeples said he was leaning over the rails of his 25-foot Carolina skiff when one of the anglers on board said he hooked a shark. “I just got through bending over on that side of the boat releasing a fish,” Peeples told…

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