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- Landlord's little bro in SoCal - Peter-CA - Oct-17-13 12:23 AM
Sorry, Link does not work, but...|
Posted by: barracuda on Oct-17-13 12:58 PM (EST)
Sorry, I pasted the link and it didn't work, but here is the story from Pacific Coast Shark News located at:
Pacific Coast Shark News collects all the Shark stories from media on the West Coast. A good place to check a new area, since most sightings only make the local news.
Manhattan Beach — On October 15, 2013 Rory Sullivan was surfing near 30 the Street in Manhattan Beach. It was 11:45 AM and he had been on the water about 1.5 hours. It was clear and sunny with an estimated air temperature of 77 degrees Fahrenheit. The ocean was calm with 1 – 2 foot shore break over a sandy ocean bottom about 12 feet deep. Water temperature was estimated at 69 degrees Fahrenheit with water visibility greater than the depth as the bottom could be seen clearly from the surface. A pod of about 10 dolphins, consisting of adults and calves, moved through the area prior to the encounter with none in the area at the time of the encounter. Sullivan recounted;“I had been surfing with other surfers up and down the coast but none were within 100 yards of my location. The sea was very calm, less the 5 knots of variable wind, no cloud cover and great visibility. Surf was minimal with an occasional 1-2 foot sets & clear water visibility. On two separate occasions a pod of about 10 dolphins cruised by me, the closest passing about 4 feet in front of me. Additionally there were two ocean-going swimmers that were just making their way into shore after a distance swim, approximately 60 yards to my left. All of a sudden I noticed a large shadow passing about 10 feet to the right of me and initially thought the dolphins were back, I kept watching the shadow for another 8 – 10 seconds before I could clearly make out that it was a Great White Shark, approximately 8 feet long, casually swimming north to south at about 4 feet deep, towards the swimmers that were just making it to the break. I paddled over to them and calmly stated there was a shark in the area and they made their way out of the water. I too decided to call-it for the day.“ Please report any shark sighting, encounter, or attack to the Shark Research Committee.
Great White Sharks are mostly fish eaters until they are adults at about 12'. They are most dangerous when they are changing over from fish to marine mammals, because they are new at the game
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Every fall these guys show up|
Posted by: seadart on Oct-17-13 2:04 PM (EST)
Every fall some younger great whites come in close to shore and photographed by surfers on the LA coast down into Orange County. They even have nicknames. Last year they were jumping out of the water.
This year I don't think we had spottings in San Diego county, last year at least three spottings and one photograph of a quite good sized GWS.
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