Danny Misken has been catching waves his entire life. And he said he’s encountered sharks before. But never like this.
The encounter prompted a two-mile stretch from Beach Boulevard to the Huntington Beach Pier and from Beach Boulevard south of Magnolia Avenue onto Huntington State Beach.
Authorities say swimmers were prohibited Friday from going into the water in Huntington Beach after a shark showed “aggressive behavior” toward a local surfer.
In California, researchers put the odds of a swimmer getting attacked by a great white at about one in every 738 million beach visits.
A group of middle school students are working to dispel myths about sharks through the use of art.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department released video footage Wednesday night of a close encounter with a school of sharks.
Two juvenile white sharks up to six feet in length have been sighted in the waters off the coast of Seal Beach and Sunset Beach, authorities said Wednesday.
An Orange County beach has reopened following two shark sightings.
Something lurking in the water at San Clemente Beach is giving swimmers a fright and has forced lifeguards to close the beach.
All six unprovoked shark attacks on humans last year along the Pacific Coast occurred in California, according to researchers.
A shark sighting Thursday near the Manhattan Beach Pier posed no threat to the public, authorities said.
A ten-foot-long shark sighting was reported Monday at the end of the San Clemente Municipal Pier, authorities said.
Authorities say the 7-foot shark was thrashing to get free from the line for more than 40 minutes on Saturday before it bit a swimmer, who was treated at a hospital.
The unidentified swimmer was bitten just before 9:30 a.m., authorities said.
Many southern Californians are already familiar with the photo of what appears to be a possible Great White shark swimming feet away from the photographer’s family — but a number of experts now argue that the animal may not be a shark after all.