Run 4 Sharks and Ocean Health Fair

Run, walk or hang out with our fellow ocean educators like the Cal State University Shark Lab, naturalist Jim Serpa, Back Bay Science Center and learn about sharks and wildlife. Visit our health educators KPC Health, SCAR Rehab and watch a shark attack rescue simulation and learn field trauma care and how to apply a tourniquet!

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Sharks in the Dana Point Film Festival

Join Shark Stewards educating and for a screening of our film Alice in Borneo’s Wonderland at the first Dana Point Film Festival. Film screenings are May 6 and 7, following the 50th year anniversary of the classic surfing film Endless Summer.

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Risk of Shark Attack at Pacifica

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.

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Shark Attack in Hawaii- What is the Risk?

On December 4, 2021 a man was bit by a shark while surfing at the popular break Banyans in Kailua- Kona between the hours of 5:55 and 6 PM during a period of light rain. Jahred Willieford was waiting for a wave with a nearby
surfer when the shark grasped his arm, pulling him off the board and submerging him before releasing. He reported the shark bit him then spun and hit him in the face with its tail but was able to swim to the adjacent surfer. Aided by his fellow surfer, Mr. Willieford was able to come ashore and was treated by emergency responders
for severe lacerations to his arm, a broken nose and missing teeth.

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