Great White Shark Attacks Kayaker In Monterey Bay, California

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Published: May 26, 2017

A kayaker carelessly cruising the waters in Monterey Bay, California got the scare of a lifetime, when he had the sour pleasure to watch another kayaker get repeatedly attacked by a great white shark. Gene Mace captured the moment a kayaker was attacked by a great white shark in Monterey Bay, California, on March 18. Gene Mace and his wife were out in Monterey Bay when he noticed a man had been flipped from his kayak. Mace took out his camera and saw that the man was under attack by a great white shark. Mace continues to capture the attack as he tells his wife to call for help. His wife can be heard speaking to authorities over the phone.

The couple watches helplessly as the kayaker tries to swim away from the great white. After a few minutes, a boat approaches the kayaker and a man, Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Franklin, can be seen trying to help the kayaker up to the small sailboat.

“Suddenly, I heard a loud Bang as my kayak and I flew into the air. I landed on my boat, look back to it and to my horror saw a large great white shark no more than three feet away had my kayak in its mouth. I could clearly see its 2-inch teeth and its black eye that looked lifeless,” said Mace.

Franklin was out sailing with his wife and daughter when he saw the kayaker frantically swimming away from the shark. The video cuts off when Franklin approaches the kayaker, but a 29-foot Coast Guard Response Boat, stationed in Monterey Harbor, later arrived to rescue the kayaker, who was too tired and cold to get on the vessel on his own.

What an insane moment.

Modern white sharks lead a predominantly isolated way of life. Adult individuals can be found not only in the waters of the open ocean but also near the shoreline, where kayakers are most likely to be found, in fact. As a rule, the shark tries to keep as close as possible to the surface and prefers warm or moderately warm ocean waters. This shark has large, powerful jaws equipped with one to two rows of very large and wide, triangular teeth. All teeth have jagged edges. These muscular jaws enable the water predator to bite off not only cartilaginous tissues without too much effort but also large enough bones of their prey. The kayaker was just so darn lucky!

All of you who live near or visit shark-infested waters must remember that hungry white sharks are not particularly picky in choosing food and this is why videos like the one you had the chance to view at the top of the page are eery but not completely showing unexpected events.

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      Tiburonita · 1 year ago

      No attack. Only a shark returning a man's kayak after he fell out of it. Thanks for perpetuating the horrible reputation sharks are already forced to bear. Ridiculous.

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        johnsmomsdog · 1 year ago

        Uh yeah right because the shark had nothing to do with flipping the guys kayak over. Thanks for perpetuating stupid comments. SMH.

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        Carshowlvr · 41 weeks ago

        Obviously a retreiver shark.

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      The_Floyd · 1 year ago

      Way to go Mace. One minute and fifteen seconds before it occurs to you to have your wife call for help. Make sure you get that video, man. Might make you famous on YouTube, after all.

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        Chesapeakes · 34 weeks ago

        My thoughts exactly!!

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      gypsysoul72 · 1 year ago

      And WHY did it take that long for the guy to finally tell his wife to call someone for help> smh

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      Joeythelip · 1 year ago


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      Johnson05 · 41 weeks ago

      Why didn’t the guy that was filming pick the kayaker up he was on a boat I just don’t get that

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        Chesapeakes · 34 weeks ago

        How do you know this couple was on a boat? Could be a beach cabin too

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      Carshowlvr · 41 weeks ago

      I had a similar situation happen to me in the Florida Gulf. Huge shark came up and banged my kayak, almost knocked me out. I quickly paddled to shore, never again would I kayak in the ocean. How do surfers do it.

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      FURumbleIHateYou · 38 weeks ago

      Was this article written using voice to text? It must be a program that auto-writes articles using snippets from collective human written news stories. I mean, I proofread my FB posts. The amount of typos in this article are preposterous. Dude, turn on auto correct. If this is a human writing this article, I hate the fact that you have this job. Jerk.