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Bat Ray Myliobatis californica

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sharksteward

Date

May 19, 2016

Description

Two female Myliobatus caught at the McNear Pier as part of a SharkWatch class. Measured 51 cm and 69cm wingspan. Both were released in good condition.

Learn more about sharks at your school or event at Sharkstewards.org

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Leopard Shark Triakis semifasciata

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sharksteward

Date

April 9, 2016

Description

Several strandings of dead and dying leopard sharks in basin near Berkeley CA potentially related to water quality. Recorded by Sean Van Sommerman, Pacific Shark Research Foundation.
"Location is Berkley Aquatic Park; by standers called in several dead or distressed sharks and volunteers responded. 3 dead sharks near shoreline on private property, others seen seemingly acting unusually and in unusual location, inside of the tide gates and in urban canals and storm basin. Leopard sharks. Possibly rays also but unable to document or be certain thus far."

photo taken April 9th, 2106; 616pm, by Angela Prendergast.

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Thornback Guitarfish Platyrhinoidis triseriata

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sharksteward

Date

April 16, 2016

Description

Thornback ray caught and released,male, measured 27 inches, as part of icthyology course at University of San Francisco. McNears Beach County Park Pier.

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Leopard Shark Triakis semifasciata

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sharksteward

Date

January 30, 2016

Description

Dead shark on Limontour Beach, damaged gills

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Pacific Electric Ray Torpedo californica

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sharksteward

Date

December 4, 2015

Description

Pacific Electric Ray filmed at surface Richardsons Bay, San Francisco. Recorded on iPhone as part of Shark Watch youth education and citizen science program by student from Mt Tamalpais High School.

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Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

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sharksteward

Date

October 14, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Us Coast Guard San Francisco helicopter patrol observes over 20 white sharks between 10 and 18 feet approximately 100 yards offshore between Pacifica and Ocean Beach.

http://sharkstewards.org/great-white-sharks-reported-off-pacifica/

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Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

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sharksteward

Date

October 10, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

Description

White shark observed by tourists preying on pinniped off Alcatraz ferry dock, San Francisco Bay.
Breaching predation verified by video provided by Alctaraz Ferry service.

http://sharkstewards.org/press-release-tourists-witness-white-shark-preying-on-pinniped-near-alcatraz/

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Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

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sharksteward

Date

October 10, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

Description

White shark observed by tourists preying on pinniped off Alcatraz ferry dick, San Francisco Bay.
Breaching predation verified by video provided by Alctaraz Ferry service.

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Leopard Shark Triakis semifasciata

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sharksteward

Date

October 24, 2015

Description

Leopard shark found stranded along Berkeley Shore by Ross Stevenson, possibly released after fishing by nearby fishermen. Still alive and was nudged back into the water.

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Leopard Shark Triakis semifasciata

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sharksteward

Date

October 24, 2015

Description

Leopard shark found stranded along Berkeley Shore by Ross Stevenson, possibly released after fishing by nearby fishermen. Still alive and was nudged back into the water.

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sharksteward

Date

October 24, 2015

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Leopard Shark Triakis semifasciata

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sharksteward

Date

October 24, 2015

Description

Leopard shark found stranded along Berkeley Shore by Ross Stevenson, possibly released after fishing by nearby fishermen. Still alive and was nudged back into the water.

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Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

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sharksteward

Date

July 10, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Great White bumps surfer off Huntington Beach. Life guards temporarily close beach. No harm to surfer. Likely a juvenile. More juveniles off So California due to warm waters and young sharks staying in region insetad of migrating south as usual per Dr. Chris Lowe, CSULB Shark Lab.

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Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

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sharksteward

Date

May 29, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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On May 29, 2015 Andy Falk reported;β€œAt approximately 10:30am I was surfing near the point at Fort Cronkhite , San Francisco with one other guy. There were about a dozen other surfers just to the South of us on the next peak over. I spotted a fin about 75 yards outside the lineup. The water was 54 degrees, the air about the same, the surf conditions were 3 – 5 feet. I immediately paddled in past the other surfer who was on his way back to the lineup. He ignored me when I told him I had spotted a fin. Onshore I told another surfer I'd seen a fin and he said; 'it was probably a dolphin, we see them here all the time.' The shape of the fin was definitely not a dolphin or porpoise. It was not swimming in the arcing fashion of a dolphin or porpoise. There was no question based on the size and shape of the fin it was a Great White Shark.”
Source: the Shark Research Committee.

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Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

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sharksteward

Date

June 17, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

Description

White shark sobserved patrolling off Seal Beach, viewed by drone by Seal Beach Lifeguard http://abc7.com/news/drone-used-to-spot-sharks-in-seal-beach-/787240/

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Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

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sharksteward

Date

June 25, 2015

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Description

Aptos lifeguards have observed via drone copter 15 White sharks aggregating around the Aptos Cement ship. Positive verification.

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Leopard Shark Triakis semifasciata

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sharksteward

Date

May 21, 2015

Description

As part of the Bay Area Shark Watch program we caught two juvenile Leopard sharks with youth from the Marin Country School at the McNears Pier. TL 21 cm, Female. Released.

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Bat Ray Myliobatis californica

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sharksteward

Date

March 14, 2015

Description

Bat Ray caught off Elephant Rock Pier as part of shark watch citizen science class. Fisherman released it.

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Sharks and Rays Subclass Elasmobranchii

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sharksteward

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

(Somewhere...)

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

(Somewhere...)

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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(Somewhere...)

Description

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

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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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(Somewhere...)

Description

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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Spurdog Squalus acanthias

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sharksteward

Date

June 20, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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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