Great White Sharks Spotted In Long Beach, California

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Published: May 8, 2017

Towboat captains captured Great White sharks in Long Beach, California, on May 2.

Ricky Birks and Mike Del Grande operate TowBoatUS in Long Beach. Their job is to respond to any broken down vessels in their area. The pair took advantage of recent shark sightings off the Long Beach Peninsula and drove their vessel out to try to capture shark footage.

Using GoPro cameras they strapped to the bottom of their boat, the crew shot video of about 13 sharks swimming just 50 feet away from the Long Beach shoreline. They described the sharks as being “curious.” The sharks can be seen poking their heads beneath the boat several times. The two hope to gather more footage in the near future. The pair has been in contact with Dr. Chris Lowe of the Long Beach State Shark Lab and their footage is being used to help the lab document the sharks.

It seems that beachgoers in California will never be calm with these shark sightings. A man and a woman had a very close encounter with one Great White shark while paddleboarding in Santa Barbara in July. On another occasion, the Orange County sheriff’s department had to pull all swimmers from the ocean, as a school of 15 sharks was seen approaching shore.

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      jsterr1 · 29 weeks ago

      why is the water green? that doesnt seem right...