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Cellar2ful

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Great white sharks at Seacliff State Beach
« on: June 26, 2019, 08:40:43 PM »


These still photos were taken today off New Brighton Beach and Seacliff State Beach.  Seacliff is where we hold the October WKC Beach Gathering here in California.  These great whites come in every afternoon seeking the warm, shallow waters.  The drone operator and photographer is Eric Mailander, a researcher with the Monterey Bay Aquarium.





Eric estimated this great white next to his boat to be 13 feet in length.



As you can see, he has no fear of the sharks.




If the above photos aren't enough to give you the shivers, watch the video in the link below. It was shot by a drone today at Seacliff also.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kr-W7igVao&fbclid=IwAR2ggZF8mb45Fxlm-12uODvxVBcxDyaXpgXrkE76a6JgUhioneYiC2TxAdI
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BayAreaEstateTreasures

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Re: Great white sharks at Seacliff State Beach
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 10:24:00 PM »
Whoa!!!! Thanks so much for sharing these incredible photos , video and story! I know the area very well, in fact I'll be there tomorrow morning! Please share more.

noreaster

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Re: Great white sharks at Seacliff State Beach
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 03:05:24 AM »
Cape cod has so many now. Coming in close to prey on exploding seal population.

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RRRanger99

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Re: Great white sharks at Seacliff State Beach
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 05:15:09 AM »
That's crazy! Shark attacks have been on the rise, on the east coast. Once you set foot in the water, they(sharks) know you're out there!

Cellar2ful

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Re: Great white sharks at Seacliff State Beach
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 06:50:49 AM »

Shark attacks in this area are very rare. The last attack was in 2017 when a shark attacked a person in a kayak in Santa Cruz.  The boater was knocked out of the kayak but was unharmed.   They identified the shark as a great white from teeth found embedded in the kayak. 

Several years ago, my wife and I were kayaking in Bodega Bay and had a great white swim beneath us in the harbor entrance. I saw it first and told my wife to stop paddling and sit perfectly still. It was massive.  I could actually feel my heart pounding.  A commercial fishing boat was returning from fishing and saw it too.  They spoke to us on the boats PA system warning us of the shark.  He estimated it to be over 20 feet in length.  After the shark passed, my hands were trembling from the adrenaline surge.  We haven't been kayaking in Bodega Bay since. 

Here is another photograph from Eric taken yesterday.

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LiquidOcelot

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Re: Great white sharks at Seacliff State Beach
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 07:02:55 AM »
Yeaaa fuck that noise lol.

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RRRanger99

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Re: Great white sharks at Seacliff State Beach
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2019, 07:05:02 AM »
Amazing photos!

Dc_smoke309

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Re: Great white sharks at Seacliff State Beach
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2019, 10:50:23 AM »

Yeaaa fuck that noise lol.

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Iím gonna have to agree lol


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bladz

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Great white sharks at Seacliff State Beach
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2019, 06:16:19 PM »
They are the ultimate predator!  Scary cool!


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noreaster

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Re: Great white sharks at Seacliff State Beach
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2019, 07:19:10 PM »
Attacks would be up more in cape cod MA as there are so many great whites but most people are wary of going in the water now.

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TheKevman

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Re: Great white sharks at Seacliff State Beach
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2019, 06:25:38 PM »
So cool! Thanks for sharing these!


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dogman

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Re: Great white sharks at Seacliff State Beach
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2019, 07:22:24 AM »
I don't get it, where are the pictures of rotisserie shark, mesquite-smoked shark loin etc.

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Walchit

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Re: Great white sharks at Seacliff State Beach
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2019, 04:48:04 AM »
A shark looks like one big loin to me!