Articles Tagged With ‘Sharks’

Shark attacks surfboard near the Oceano Dunes

A surfer had a close encounter with a shark early Saturday morning in the waters near the Oceano Dunes Park. Between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., the shark bit into the man’s board knocking him into the water. After the... (Continue reading)

Great white shark closes Santa Barbara beach

Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol closed a popular beach Sunday after several beachgoers reported seeing a great white shark. [KEYT] At least seven people told harbor patrol officers that they saw a great white shark swimming close to shore off Leadbetter... (Continue reading)

Great white shark tosses kayak

A Central Coast water recreation area has been temporarily closed after a great white shark displayed violent behavior on Saturday. State Park officials told KCOY the 12-foot-long shark swam between two fishermen in kayaks and at one point lifted one... (Continue reading)

Thousands of squid attract sharks to the Central Coast

An abundance of Humboldt squid, which have been spotted in the Pacific Ocean along the Central Coast of California, could be attracting sharks. [KCOY] During El Niño years, the squid, which grow up to 6 feet and 100 pounds, venture... (Continue reading)

Man killed by shark near Vandenberg Air Force Base

A shark attacked a 38-year-old man who was surfing with friends off of Ocean Beach near Vandenberg Air Force Base earlier today. The man later died later from his injuries A friend of the victim witnessed the attack, pulled the... (Continue reading)

Push to list great white sharks as endangered

Environmentalists have petitioned the state and federal governments to have great white sharks off the coast of California declared endangered. [LATimes] According to recent studies, about 220 adult and near-adult great white sharks inhabit the waters of California’s central coast... (Continue reading)

Shark sighted off Pismo Beach

A 12-foot shark sighting off Pismo Beach has led officials to post warning signs on the beach A surfer spotted the shark about 150 yards offshore on Thursday morning. The fire department determined it was a  credible sighting. The signs... (Continue reading)

Great white sharks like kayaks

A great white shark bit a chunk out of a man’s kayak, and knocked him into Pacific Ocean off of Santa Cruz on Saturday. People in a boat nearby saw the attack and helped the kayaker who was unharmed into... (Continue reading)

Shark attacks kayak in Cambria

A great white shark took a bite out of the kayak of a Paso Robles man who was fishing with friends off the waters of Cambria on Saturday at about 1:30 p.m. Joey Nocchi, 30, of Paso Robles was fishing... (Continue reading)

Fifth Shark sighting at Pismo Beach in 31 days

A fifth shark sighting in 31 days at Pismo Beach prompted officials to post warning signs along the beach. A local fisherman reported seeing a 15 to 20 foot shark near the pier at about about 10 a.m. on Wednesday.... (Continue reading)