Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 11th, 2009
Biologists at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Oregon have confirmed a great white shark (pictured) was caught by fishermen aboard a ship out of Depoe Bay, over the weekend, according to KTVB.
A shark spotted at California’s Seacliff State Beach August 11, feeding on a dolphin, has prompted State Parks officials to close the beach and nearby New Brighton for the next seven days, according to the San Jose Mercury News. State Parks rangers said they could not confirm what type of shark was sighted nor whether the shark had killed the cetacean or if the shark found the dead animal.
Now comes word that San Francisco area’s popular Stinson Beach on the Pacific Ocean was closed Tuesday, August 11, after a pair of shark sightings, officials said. The beach will be mostly off-limits at least until Friday, August 14th, though it wasn’t clear what species of shark had been spotted 100-200 yards offshore independently by two people on Monday, the Marin Independent Journal reported.