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White Shark Encounter near Point Conception

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Monstrous, Aggressive Great White Shark Assaults Fishing Boat

A couple of Northern Santa Barbara County fishermen have reportedly encountered a “big, mean, fish” in the waters east of Point Conception. The female white shark, believed to be approximately 6 meters in length, is said to have approached their fishing boat several times and displayed unusually aggressive behavior.

Late spring and early summer are a notorious time of the year for shark activity, due to the breeding season for white sharks and their historical feeding patterns.

Scientists have, as of this moment, been unable to definitively connect this encounter with the rash of recent sightings in Northern Santa Barbara County.

Local marine biologists elevated their Shark Alert System to code “orange,” indicating a high risk level of aggressive shark behavior.

The Shark Alert System and Threat Advisories contain actionable information about an incident involving, or a threat targeting, recreational users of the Santa Barbara County coastline.

  • Emily01

    puppy just passed away on easter and he breaked his right leg.

  • Emily01

    puppy just passed away on easter and he breaked his right leg.

  • Emily01

    hey is james still on this website??????

  • Emily01

    At first i thought that was a real person and i said to myself is this guy crazy. But then i knew that the guy was fake but i said while if that is a fake dude then a real guy did not get eaten. But you guys that read this comment please email me or write a comment back to me. Hey does any body like GREAT WHITE SHARKS.

  • dc

    Hey Chris when did you paddle around Point Conception. One of my friends use to manage the Cojo ranch and he said he once saw a guy paddle around Pt. Conception. He said if that person is crazy enough to do that, they deserve not to get in trouble for trespassing! So if that was you, PROPS!!!!

  • ComputerAddict

    Wow. I am surprised with this one. Fear Beneath you are a great team. Thanks for: →Making this site. →Being awesome. →Thats all.

  • lauryndenver

    Gary, you are a first class faggot. Everything you say is suppose to sound macho, but is in fact ignorant crap. I hate people like you and would love to watch you being tortured. Brilliant idea to kill everything, then what would you eat you fat fuck?

  • Fed1234

    I heard Obama is going to bail out great white sharks. They are too important to kill/die/be harpooned through the balls.

  • Black Eelz

    Have you ever surfed around point conception? There is abundant sea life and it is SCARY AS HELL.

    I'd rather surf where there are more people and less great white sharks.

  • Black Eelz

    Have you ever surfed around point conception? There is abundant sea life and it is SCARY AS HELL.

    I'd rather surf where there are more people and less great white sharks.

  • Chris Schanbacher

    Point Conception is perhaps the most interesting fishing area in California. Below the point are the warmer waters of Southern California. The confluence warm and cold waters create a unique environment allowing for a huge variety of fishes and aquatic animals to live there.

    I have surfed much of the Hollister and Bixby Ranch. In an act I will not be repeating, I paddled around Pt Conception, both ways, in order to surf Governments Point and Perkos. Frankly, paddling directly into the swell and wind on the return trip alone was a torturous journey. It’s disturbing to know there were unseen things beneath the surface to be concerned with also. Ah, the fearless ignorance of youth!

    Saw a small 5 foot Leopard shark while surfing that day, but he was more disturbed by my presence than I was with him. To be fair, since I did this stunt before Hugh made his $100 offer, I will decline payment. To the superior aquanauts saying “kill em all” I suggest you personally engage in hand to fin combat, unarmed, whether that’s before or after the encounter. Ha Ha Ha

  • Chris Schanbacher

    Point Conception is perhaps the most interesting fishing area in California. Below the point are the warmer waters of Southern California. The confluence warm and cold waters create a unique environment allowing for a huge variety of fishes and aquatic animals to live there.

    I have surfed much of the Hollister and Bixby Ranch. In an act I will not be repeating, I paddled around Pt Conception, both ways, in order to surf Governments Point and Perkos. Frankly, paddling directly into the swell and wind on the return trip alone was a torturous journey. It’s disturbing to know there were unseen things beneath the surface to be concerned with also. Ah, the fearless ignorance of youth!

    Saw a small 5 foot Leopard shark while surfing that day, but he was more disturbed by my presence than I was with him. To be fair, since I did this stunt before Hugh made his $100 offer, I will decline payment. To the superior aquanauts saying “kill em all” I suggest you personally engage in hand to fin combat, unarmed, whether that’s before or after the encounter. Ha Ha Ha

  • http://raabephoto.com Mike

    You guys are ridiculous, your assumptions and uneducated comments about Great White Sharks are ludicrous. They are an amazing, calculated, and cautious predator. They are not man eaters and spend 85% of their life’s in the open ocean. When they do swim along the surf line, it is to rest and absorb the high levels of oxygen that are churned up by the surf. A 16 foot animal can NOT SWIM IN A KELP FOREST, around yes. And if they really were a menace to the ocean they would NOT be protected and there would be far more attacks on people. The Great White Sharks on the North American Coast are the largest in the world, they EAT ELEPHANT SEALS, which are 2000 pound + pieces of fat, they do not eat boney pieces of s**t like you. I repeat if we were on their menu, there would be a lot more dead surfer, but magically there is not, I wonder why. Great White Sharks are a magnificent animals that command respect, much is still unknown about them, but there is a great deal we have researched and know, I will not explain any further on this forum for fear that it will fall on deaf ears. If you really do have a fear of sharks because of ignorance or fear from movies (same thing), I suggest learning to scuba dive and actually sticking your head underwater to see what is going on down there. See how depleted our oceans are from fishing and polluting and how scarce sharks really are. Take a trip to the Channel Islands and see for yourself. You will also see how humans have depleted and abused the oceans resources and how vulnerable the ecosystem is. We hold the balance of the ocean at our fingertips, with our decisions to recycle or litter, to eat fish from dredge net fishermen, and to dump our waste in the ocean. Finally if I ever see someone hunting a Great White Shark, I can promise I will do the same to you.

    • Gary

      I say death to all sharks, period. Who cares if we upset the ecosystem? WE ARE THE MASTER BEINGS. Why is it OK for a shark to use his teeth to kill a human, but suddenly it’s NOT OK for me to use my mind to kill ALL sharks? It seems to me these kinds of rules are completely arbitrary and ANTI-DARWIN. Let the strongest and the smartest survive, and DAMN everything else. All hippies and shark lovers go to hell.

  • http://raabephoto.com/ Mike

    You guys are ridiculous, your assumptions and uneducated comments about Great White Sharks are ludicrous. They are an amazing, calculated, and cautious predator. They are not man eaters and spend 85% of their life’s in the open ocean. When they do swim along the surf line, it is to rest and absorb the high levels of oxygen that are churned up by the surf. A 16 foot animal can NOT SWIM IN A KELP FOREST, around yes. And if they really were a menace to the ocean they would NOT be protected and there would be far more attacks on people. The Great White Sharks on the North American Coast are the largest in the world, they EAT ELEPHANT SEALS, which are 2000 pound + pieces of fat, they do not eat boney pieces of s**t like you. I repeat if we were on their menu, there would be a lot more dead surfer, but magically there is not, I wonder why. Great White Sharks are a magnificent animals that command respect, much is still unknown about them, but there is a great deal we have researched and know, I will not explain any further on this forum for fear that it will fall on deaf ears. If you really do have a fear of sharks because of ignorance or fear from movies (same thing), I suggest learning to scuba dive and actually sticking your head underwater to see what is going on down there. See how depleted our oceans are from fishing and polluting and how scarce sharks really are. Take a trip to the Channel Islands and see for yourself. You will also see how humans have depleted and abused the oceans resources and how vulnerable the ecosystem is. We hold the balance of the ocean at our fingertips, with our decisions to recycle or litter, to eat fish from dredge net fishermen, and to dump our waste in the ocean. Finally if I ever see someone hunting a Great White Shark, I can promise I will do the same to you.

    • Gary

      I say death to all sharks, period. Who cares if we upset the ecosystem? WE ARE THE MASTER BEINGS. Why is it OK for a shark to use his teeth to kill a human, but suddenly it’s NOT OK for me to use my mind to kill ALL sharks? It seems to me these kinds of rules are completely arbitrary and ANTI-DARWIN. Let the strongest and the smartest survive, and DAMN everything else. All hippies and shark lovers go to hell.

  • http://www.fearbeneath.com/blog Martin Brody

    This looks like fun – let’s pile it on.

    Chris-tina,

    Please refrain from:

    a.) assuming that the picture represents the encounter we’re describing in the article – we’re using the picture for illustrative purposes, to demonstrate in a re-creative fashion what purportedly occurred with this specific incident.

    b.) trying to sound intelligent, using big words, or making assumptions – it won’t give you any credibility.

    Thanks for reading!

    Cheers,

    MB

  • http://www.fearbeneath.com Martin Brody

    This looks like fun – let’s pile it on.

    Chris-tina,

    Please refrain from:

    a.) assuming that the picture represents the encounter we’re describing in the article – we’re using the picture for illustrative purposes, to demonstrate in a re-creative fashion what purportedly occurred with this specific incident.

    b.) trying to sound intelligent, using big words, or making assumptions – it won’t give you any credibility.

    Thanks for reading!

    Cheers,

    MB

  • Kelp805

    Dear Chris:

    Please refrain from posting when you do not command an elementary ablilty to spell such words like “hearsay”. I bet you have experienced a lot of self-fulfilling disappointment in your life. You sure seem like one of those “the glass is half empty” types of guys. Cheer up you miserable sack of dog shit!

  • Kelp805

    Dear Chris:

    Please refrain from posting when you do not command an elementary ablilty to spell such words like “hearsay”. I bet you have experienced a lot of self-fulfilling disappointment in your life. You sure seem like one of those “the glass is half empty” types of guys. Cheer up you miserable sack of dog shit!

  • Hugh G. Kaack

    Chrissy,

    Please stop being such a whing and complaining girly man.

    This is a blog about shark attacks. If you do not like the reality that sharks kill why don’t you test your own theory and go swim a few laps between Government Point and Point Conception. In fact, I will give you $100 for each lap you swim. Of course the money is refundable if you get attacked or approached by a shark. Actions not words Chrissy.

    Hugh G. Kaack

  • Hugh G. Kaack

    Chrissy,

    Please stop being such a whing and complaining girly man.

    This is a blog about shark attacks. If you do not like the reality that sharks kill why don’t you test your own theory and go swim a few laps between Government Point and Point Conception. In fact, I will give you $100 for each lap you swim. Of course the money is refundable if you get attacked or approached by a shark. Actions not words Chrissy.

    Hugh G. Kaack

  • Chris

    Please refrain from posting a picture of a great white taken in Australia and pretending it is the one who these “fishermen” spotted off Conception. Once again- please try to use fact not heresay, it will give you much more credibility.

  • Chris

    Please refrain from posting a picture of a great white taken in Australia and pretending it is the one who these “fishermen” spotted off Conception. Once again- please try to use fact not heresay, it will give you much more credibility.

  • Fisher Bro

    This is news?? I see great whites off point conception every year! All my fishing buddies go up there whenever they want to catch something real big.

  • Fisher Bro

    This is news?? I see great whites off point conception every year! All my fishing buddies go up there whenever they want to catch something real big.

  • Capt. Quint

    fish like that… swallow ya whole

  • Capt. Quint

    fish like that… swallow ya whole

  • sensibility

    Who are these mysterious sources and why isn’t this being covered by other media outlets?

  • sensibility

    Who are these mysterious sources and why isn’t this being covered by other media outlets?

  • http://www.fearbeneath.com Martin Brody

    Here at Fear Beneath, we in no way endorse the wholesale slaughter of any kind of shark, for any reason (other than self-defense in the event of an attack.)

  • http://www.fearbeneath.com/ Martin Brody

    Here at Fear Beneath, we in no way endorse the wholesale slaughter of any kind of shark, for any reason (other than self-defense in the event of an attack.)

  • Kelp805

    I have said for years that sharks are a menace to the oceans. I urge the fisherman who encountered her to have a harpoon ready for their next encounter with the big momma for it may be their last.

  • Kelp805

    I have said for years that sharks are a menace to the oceans. I urge the fisherman who encountered her to have a harpoon ready for their next encounter with the big momma for it may be their last.

  • Oh MY

    In Jaws, the great white shark actually attacked and sank the fishing boat. Could that actually happen in real life?

  • Oh MY

    In Jaws, the great white shark actually attacked and sank the fishing boat. Could that actually happen in real life?

  • sbsurferbrah

    No way bro.

  • sbsurferbrah

    No way bro.

  • http://www.fearbeneath.com Martin Brody

    The report we received indicated that the event took place a couple of hundred yards offshore, near kelp beds.

    Sharks enjoy the protection and good hunting afforded by such kelp beds.

  • http://www.fearbeneath.com/ Martin Brody

    The report we received indicated that the event took place a couple of hundred yards offshore, near kelp beds.

    Sharks enjoy the protection and good hunting afforded by such kelp beds.

  • James

    How far off shore was it?

  • James

    How far off shore was it?