Surf Beach Shark Attacks Claim Another Life

Surf Beach Shark Attack Claims 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 Beach near Vandenberg Air Force Base west of Lompoc, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. The … [Read more...]

Great White Sharks Invade Santa Barbara

Great White Shark Near Bixby Ranch, CA

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. The great white shark is known to be the largest predatory fish in the world. Where does the largest predatory fish in … [Read more...]

Shark Attacks, Global Warming, and Climate Change – Can They Be Connected?

Shark Attacks and Climate Change

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 Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and the Indonesia. What the Numbers Say about Climate Change and Shark Attacks Of the various … [Read more...]

Reunion Island Claims Third Fatal Shark Attack Victim in a Year

Shark Attack Victim Surfer

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 2011. The story is being covered by Reuters, The Huffington Post, and the Washington Post, among others. UPDATE: From the … [Read more...]


Wedge Island, Australia, Shark Attack

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 is yet to be released, was surfing about 200 metres off an isolated beach, the WA Department of Fisheries said. A … [Read more...]

Rincon: Queen of the… Sharks?

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 citizens, and posted this notification to stay away! … [Read more...]


Shark Alert System - SEVERE WARNING!!!

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 Santa Maria Times is reporting that the victim was a 20-year old UCSB student from Orange County whose name has not yet … [Read more...]

Gaviota Great White Shark Attacks Kayaker

Gaviota Great White Shark Attack

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 be at least 15 feet long, bit and held onto my kayak. It attacked from my left side, with its head coming up from the … [Read more...]

Pismo Beach Shark Attack

Great White Shark Patrolling Hollister Ranch, California

Can't say we didn't warn you!!! And people call us paranoid... Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean the shark aren't out to get you. From KEYT.com: "Pismo Beach officials say a surfer is recovering from a shark bite. The 19-year-old surfer says a shark bit him on the foot shortly before 7:00 p.m. Friday night at Shell Beach near Silver Shoals. He says the shark was about 4 feet long, and was brown with dark spots. Officials say advisories are now posted, but beaches in the area will … [Read more...]


Shark Alert System - SEVERE WARNING!!!

More carnage from frightening Northern Santa Barbara County, as the devastated carcass of yet another shark attack victim washes ashore. The following picture was sent in by a dedicated Fear Beneath reader who investigated the rotting mass of flesh and found evidence of extensive Great White Shark injuries. Our dedicated readers are familiar with our on-going coverage of the Bixby and Cojo Ranches, and the prolific quantities of Great White Shark activity associated with the … [Read more...]