Shark Attack at San Miguel island: 2/26/22

Tunahead

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    Saw that. Hope she lives. Looks like seal hunting sharks triggered by people in wet suits all over. Seems more now?
    You'd think there's enough seals/sea lions all over to keep them fed.
    What next?
     
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    marlyn

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    Have not heard anything about this!Prayers for the diver.
     
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    surf launch

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    Back when problem seals were shot and white sharks caught, human interaction with both was pretty rare.

    White sharks were caught and killed for food internationally until recently and seals protected since the early 1970's.

    Now both species are protected, their numbers way up and increasingly; we're on the menu

    Not my intention to imply any right or wrong just stating the way things used to be. I've been diving SoCal since 1977 so I've noticed a trend or two.
     
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    fishkilr

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    Back when problem seals were shot and white sharks caught, human interaction with both was pretty rare.

    Now both species are protected, their numbers way up and increasingly; we're on the menu
    What possible reason is there to kill a white shark?
     
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    If my recall is correct, there was a fatal great white attack on a surface swimming sea urchin diver at San Miguel back in about 1994. It is a feeding station for transiting sharks going both north and south, as well as west toward Hawaii..
     
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    frazier

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    What possible reason is there to kill a white shark?
    Well lets see , It can sure feed your ego and make you feel like a tough guy , you get some cool teeth to make a necklace out of , and you have enough shark steaks for you and your buddys to last a few years or until they get freezer burnt ! Sounds like a good enough reason for me ! .... lol
     
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