Los Osos, California — Authorities say a surfer at a Central California beach survived an attack by a juvenile great white shark. Supervising State Park Ranger Robert Colligan said Sunday that the man in his 50s sustained minor injuries and was able to paddle himself to shore. The 11:30 a.m. attack happened at Sand Spit beach in the Montana De Oro State Park west of San Luis … [Read more...]
Shark Attack on Outrigger Sends Santa Barbara Woman into Ocean
What was said to be a young Great White shark took two bites on an outrigger canoe Sunday three miles off the Santa Barbara coast. The woman on board was sent into the ocean, but was not harmed. Tara Burnley reported the incident to the Harbor Patrol on Leadbetter Beach. The outrigger was clearly chewed but she was unscathed. Burnley said the shark was about six-feet … [Read more...]
Surf Beach Shark Attacks Claim Another Life
Santa Barbara news sources are reporting that a shark attack has claimed a life at Surf Beach in Northern Santa Barbara County. Barely two years ago, Lucas Ransom was killed when a great white shark bit off the majority of his leg in a tragic incident. Noozhawk reports: "A 38-year-old man was fatally injured Tuesday when he was attacked by a shark while surfing at Surf … [Read more...]
Great White Sharks Invade Santa Barbara
After a rash of Great White Shark sightings and activity in Santa Barbara the last couple weeks, we thought we'd put up some information about these magnificent apex predators... Great white sharks are exceptionally large and live in most major oceans, in the coastal surface waters. They can reach lengths of more than 24 feet and are capable of weighing up to 6,000 pounds. … [Read more...]
Shark Attacks, Global Warming, and Climate Change – Can They Be Connected?
In recent times, Australia had five incidents of unprovoked shark attacks in Western Australia alone. In South Africa, two casualties resulted from five similar accidents. In Reunion, a French island, two out of 4 shark attacks had been fatal. Two such reports had also emerged from the Seychelles, and both had fatal results. Nonfatal shark attacks had also been reported in … [Read more...]
Reunion Island Claims Third Fatal Shark Attack Victim in a Year
UNBELIEVABLE NEWS... hot on the heels of last week's fatal shark attack in Western Australia, French Authorities are reporting today that 22-year old surfer Alexandre Rassica was attacked and killed in the Indian Ocean, in waters off of Reunion Island. This makes for the third deadly shark attack since last year, with attacks also taking place in June and September of … [Read more...]
FIVE FATAL SHARK ATTACKS, TEN MONTHS
In a grisly turn of events, the savage sharks of Western Australia have claimed yet another victim, as 2012 shapes up to be one of the most fatal years on record. The Herald has coverage of the event: The 4m killer dubbed Brutus by surfers near Wedge Island, 180km north of Perth mauled a 24-year-old man as he surfed with a mate at 9am yesterday. The victim, whose identity … [Read more...]
Rincon: Queen of the… Sharks?
Spotted recently at Rincon County Park in Santa Barbara, CA... Known for occasionally amazing surf, consistent overcrowding, and a bloody history of shark attacks, Rincon is a scary, scary place to paddle out. Respect the ocean, respect the locals, and respect the 20' bloodthirsty residents of the local reefs. Luckily the Santa Barbara government is looking out for us … [Read more...]
FATAL SHARK ATTACK AT SURF BEACH!!!
UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Lucas McKaine Ransom of Romoland, a city in Riverside County. Lucas was in the water with a friend between 9 and 9:30 a.m. when a shark bit his leg off, according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown. A fatal shark attack has occurred at Surf Beach near Vandenberg Air Force Base in sharky Northern Santa Barbara County. The … [Read more...]
Gaviota Great White Shark Attacks Kayaker
The infamous Gaviota Great White Shark has struck again! Kayaker Duane Strosaker posted a fantastic report of an attack he endured on August 2nd - while kayaking off the coast in the always-sharky waters of Northern Santa Barbara County. "Without warning at about 12:40PM, when I was around 5 nautical miles from Gaviota State Beach, a great white shark, which I estimated to … [Read more...]
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