Spearfisherman attacked by great white shark in California

A spearfisherman was bitten by a great white shark in California November 24. Grigor Azatian was fishing with his father off Monterey Bay in Still Water Cove on Friday afternoon. The experienced fisherman had speared three fish and pointed his father Armen, who was hadn’t taken any fish to a better spot. Grigor swapped out his speargun for a camera and dove down to take a few photographs, but resurfaced and grabbed his gun again. When the 25-year-old dove down in search of fish, he spotted a great white shark…

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California kayaker knocked into water by great white shark

2017 shark attack bite Bean Hollow State Beach california Pat Conroy

A kayaker had a run in with a great white shark off San Mateo County, California. Pat Conroy and a friend were fishing off Bean Hollow State Beach August 1. The duo had been fishing in the calm water for about an hour when Conroy started cutting up bait. That’s when the shark hit and knocked the retired marine scientist into the water. “It hit like a freight train,” he told the Half Moon Bay Review. “I have the image of the shark’s head, three feet out of the water,…

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Sharks bite paddleboard and kayak near Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara, California great white bite

Thursday saw some serious shark activity off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Bret Jackson was kayaking July 20 around 350 feet east of Stearns Wharf, when a great white shark came from below and bit his kayak from the side. “It came out of nowhere, and the first thing I saw was a giant jaw near my face,” Jackson told Noozhawk. “It was fast, and the shark was hungry.” “It bit on to the kayak next to my arm and side, dove me on the kayak sideways a few…

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Watch: Encounters with great white sharks in California

great white shark New Brighton State Beach

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 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 tied…

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