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Date

August 23, 2013

Place

Sausalito (Google, OSM)

Description

A 322 pound world record Sevengill Shark landed in San Francisco Bay. This female measured 9 feet, 6 inches long and 54 inches in girth, according to Captain James Smith of the Charter Boat California Dawn.
Photo credit The Fish Sniffer

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Broadnose Sevengill Shark Notorynchus cepedianus

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sharksteward

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

Angler catches large female Sevengill near Sausalito off party boat.

Photo from Facebook copyright California Dawn

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Whale Shark Rhincodon typus

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sharksteward

Date

September 14, 2014

Place

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Description

A whale shark approached the fishing boat Triton while fishing for yellowfin tuna off Catalina Island. Warm waters are bringing many sub tropical species up the coast.

Reported by Captain Ryan Gangler, photo credit

The captain also reports seeing a Hammerhead shark and green sea turtle

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Scalloped Hammerhead Sphyrna lewini

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sharksteward

Date

September 14, 2014

Place

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Description

6 foot Hammerhead shark filmed alongside Captain Daves whale watch boat off Dana Point

Source
http://www.dolphinsafari.com/vidoe-hammerhead-shark-close-to-shore-off-dana-point

Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqv6F1ImQfY#t=10

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Scalloped Hammerhead Sphyrna lewini

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sharksteward

Date

August 18, 2014

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west of San Diego divers photographed 2 Scalloped Hammerhead sharks. Attracted by bait and chum for photography 8 foot female pictured

source http://sdexpeditions.com/hammerhead-shark-sightings-san-diego/

Photo Credit Kyle McBurnie

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Scalloped Hammerhead Sphyrna lewini

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sharksteward

Date

October 18, 2014

Place

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Description

Scalloped Hammerhead observed by spear fishermen off Anacapa Island near Santa Barbara CA

Photo Credit Forrest Galante,

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uLKxVzNuEA#t=95

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Leopard Shark Triakis semifasciata

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sharksteward

Date

October 25, 2014

Description

Female Leopard Shark caught and released by Dr. Thomas Boettger, Tamales Bay

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Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

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sharksteward

Date

August 11, 2014

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From Pacific Shark Research Ceneter
Marine safety officials temporarily closed access to the ocean off San Clemente's city beaches Monday morning following a reported sighting of a Great White Shark off the end of the Municipal Pier. Lifeguards prohibited people from going into the water from North Beach to Lasuen Beach at 9:40 a.m. as a precaution after a fisherman reported the sighting and verified it with a photograph. The closure was lifted at 11:40 a.m. without incident. Photograph courtesy of Zachary Harmon.

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Leopard Shark Triakis semifasciata

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sharksteward

Date

July 2, 2014

Description

Leopard Shark caught and released - male- 30 inches- from pier

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Spiny Dogfish Squalus acanthias

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Date

June 20, 2014

Place

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Description

Dead Spiny Dogfish left on rocks inside Pillar Point Harbor

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Goblin Shark Mitsukurina owstoni

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sharksteward

Date

May 3, 2014

Description

A shrimper pulled up the first Goblin shark observed in the Gulf of Mexico since 2010. The length was estimated to be about 15 feet. Location approximate from news reports.

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Goblin Shark Mitsukurina owstoni

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sharksteward

Date

May 3, 2014

Description

A shrimper pulled up the first Goblin shark observed in the Gulf of Mexico since 2010. The length was estimated to be about 15 feet. Location approximate from news reports.

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Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

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sharksteward

Date

March 22, 2014

Place

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Description

Dive master Keith M aka Mr Lobos filmed this white shark in Point Lobos- Bluefish Cove

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leopard Shark Triakis semifasciata

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sharksteward

Date

March 22, 2014

Description

Baby Leopard Shark reported in shallows at beach near Alameda. Reported by Diane Rossini.

Diane C. Rossini Sure, It was on 3/22/14 1pm-ish about an hour after low tide in Crab Cove, Alameda. Directly in front of the visitors center, a few meters to the right of the end of the stone sea wall. He was approx 18 inches in length

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Whitespotted Gummy Shark Mustelus stevensi

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sharksteward

Date

March 29, 2013

Description

A smooth hound (Gummy Shark) swimming near the shark net outside the cove at Watsons Bay, Australia

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Spiny Dogfish Squalus acanthias

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sharksteward

Date

October 11, 2013

Place

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Description

Spiny Dogfish caught and released without tag as part of shark survey. Paradise Cove

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Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

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sharksteward

Date

the past

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A man who was bitten by a shark while surfing off the Northern California coast over the weekend is expected to survive.

Samoa Peninsula Fire District Chief Dale Unea said the man was bitten on the upper left thigh Sunday morning near Humboldt Bay close to Eureka, KTVU-TV reported.

The man, whose identity was not released, paddled to shore and met rescue crews about 8:45 a.m. He was aided by other surfers, who wrapped his wound and kept him warm.

The injury was minor, authorities said, and the man is expected to survive.

Another surfer, Scott Stephens, also survived a shark attack in the same area last year.

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Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

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sharksteward

Date

August 14, 2013

Place

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Description

Male white sharks - at least 7 different individual ranging from 10-15 feet. Two had tags. Two had polypropylene line in their mouths. Observed as part of a shark identification project on an ecotourism trip provided by Great White Adventures.

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Leopard Shark Triakis semifasciata

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sharksteward

Date

August 20, 2013

Place

La Jolla Cove, Califronia (Google, OSM)

Description

While snorkeling the shallows I observed approximately 30 female Leopard sharks aggregating in the shallows at the east end of the cove. This is an annual aggregation and it is thought that the females come into the warm shallows to incubate their developing embryos.
http://youtu.be/Bazm7imaxb4
A blog on these sharks is on our web site.
Want to learn more or help support our work fighting shark finning or the shark fin trade please visit www.sharkstewards.org.

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Brown Smooth-hound Mustelus henlei

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sharksteward

Date

August 17, 2013

Description

A fishermen caught and released this small hound shark off the China Camp Pier

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Salmon Shark Lamna ditropis

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sharksteward

Date

August 5, 2013

Description

A salmon Shark was observed rolling in the waves at Vincente Street, Ocean Beach
Photo courtesy PSRF

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sharksteward

Date

August 7, 2013

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Salmon Shark Lamna ditropis

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sharksteward

Date

August 7, 2013

Description

Adult Female Salmon Shark photographed swimming at surface near Hyde Street Pier. These sharks resemble juvenile white sharks and are commonly misidentified as such.

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Salmon Shark Lamna ditropis

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sharksteward

Date

August 7, 2013

Description

Adult Female Salmon Shark photographed swimming at surface near Hyde Street Pier. These sharks resemble juvenile white sharks and are commonly misidentified as such.

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great white Shark Carcharodon carcharias

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sharksteward

Date

February 14, 2013

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Description

Surfer Mark Hull identifies great white shark preying on sea lion off Moss landing State beach. Positive ID, 10-12 feet. 100 yards offshore/

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Bat Ray Myliobatis californica

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sharksteward

Date

April 15, 2013

Description

Several strandings of Bat Rays have been observed in a tributary of Redwood Creek. Water diversions and tides have resulted in low water levels and possible toxins may have lead to this incident similar to one occurring in 2011. Source: Pelagic Shark Research Foundation.

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Brown Smooth-hound Mustelus henlei

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sharksteward

Date

April 16, 2013

Description

Brown Smoothound shark Mustelus henlei observed stranded in a shallow tidal pool in south bay near Foster city. Located south of San Mateo bridge, near region where Bat rays have washed up and a county sign posting water unsafe.

Reported to us by Pelagic Shark Research Foundation.

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Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

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sharksteward

Date

October 30, 2012

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Two great white sharks battled from Manhattan Beach Pier
A fisherman on Manhattan Beach Pier hooked two great white sharks Tuesday, one estimated to measure 5-6 feet and the other 7-8 feet.

Both sharks were cut loose after being reeled to the surface and both catches were witnessed by Eric Martin, director of the Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium at the end of the pier.

White sharks are protected off California and landing them is illegal.

While the unnamed angler released both specimens, and may not have broken any laws, he appears to have been walking a fine line.

"He has steel leaders, and I looked in his bucket and saw that he's using large dead mackerel for bait, so he seems to be fishing for this stuff," Martin said.

These were the fifth and six white shark battles Martin has witnessed from the pier since mid-July. The first incident became tense because the angler was insistent on gaffing and hauling his catch onto the pier. He consented to let Martin cut the line only after a heated argument and a threat to call the police.

There has been a large abundance of market-sized squid in South Bay waters in recent weeks. This could be attracting rays, small sharks and and other prey items preferred by juvenile white sharks.

"It's so weird because I've also seen two swim-bys recently, including one that involved about a 7-footer that ended up about 20 feet from a surfer," Martin said. "The surfer had no idea."

--Image showing second of two white sharks hooked Tuesday on Manhattan Beach Pier is courtesy of Eric Martin

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Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

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sharksteward

Date

September 26, 2012

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Description

The Las Angeles Times reported a shark was sighting by a surfer in the Santa Barbara Harbor. The surfer said that the shark charged directly in front of him but not at him, as if chasing something.

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Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

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sharksteward

Date

September 17, 2012

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Description

A Great White Shark was spotted in Monterey Bay off of a Moss Landing harbor mouth. It was seen by a Blue Ocean Whale Watch Tour and confirmed by Cummings, a naturalist who estimated that the shark was at least 20 feet.Sean Van Sommeran of the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation toured the coast both Friday and Saturday with Specialized Helicopters, spotting and photographing great whites on both days.

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