Warmer Sea Temperatures and Shifting White Shark Populations are Altering Patterns of Human-White Shark EncountersRead More
Sharks are also in the news since summer months bring more people in contact with waters where sharks swim. Warmer waters bring rays and juvenile sharks closer to shore, with an increased odds that humans and sharks shall meet.Read More
One of the more breathtaking experiences I have had with sharks was to watch a tiger shark appear from the dark water at dusk. Floating at one hundred feet over […]Read More
The run for sharks fun run and walk supports our community and underserved youth ocean education. Learn more at Run4sharks.org and sign up to walk, run or volunteer at the 2023 run for sharks and ocean health fair.Read More
Scott Haruguchi was fishing from his kayak near Kualoa, approximately one mile off the east coast of Oahu when he received a sudden surprise visitor.Read More
Scientists have hypothesized that sharks can mistake swimmers in wetsuits for seals, their common prey, and an attack is a case of mistaken identity. Swimmers and surfers can reduce their risk of a shark interaction by avoiding areas where shark prey such as seals frequent, signs of wildife feeding, or spots where attacks have been documented.Read More
Some sharks, like a weird species of dogfish, the cookiecutter shark, (Isistius brasiliensis) are invisible to daytime surface dwellers, but leaves a tell-tale signature bite mark.
First discovered between 1817-1820 by French naturalists Jean René Constant Quoy and Joseph Paul Giamard during an exploratory voyage, the Cookiecutter shark is one of the most bizarre species of shark to rise from the depths.Read More
Sightings of Great White Sharks occur more often than many locals may expect. Great Whites (Carcharodon carcharias) are responsible for at least 180 out of the 203 shark attacks recorded in California since 1950, and thanks to popular media, most humans have a huge fear of these cold-blooded predators- and rightfully so! There have been a large handful of Great White Shark sightings in California in recent years.Read More
Two shark attacks in Hawaii leave tourists wondering is it safe to go in the water. “Pua ka wiliwili, nanahu ka manō” is a Hawaiian saying relating to the time in which the wiliwili tree flower is in bloom corresponds with an increased frequency of manō (sharks ) biting humans.Read More
On November 4 at around 10 Am, an ocean swimmer was bitten in the thigh by what is believed to be a juvenile white shark (aka great white sharks Carcharodon carcharias) off the coast of Del Mar in San Diego County.
This is the 8th confirmed incident in California in 2022 between San Diego and Humboldt Counties