Great White Shark at Ocean Shores

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Re: Great White Shark at Ocean Shores

Postby 60south » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:06 pm

Strange that the shark went to all the trouble to catch the seal and bite its tail off, but then didn't finish eating it.

I'm worried about the shark. Maybe it's not feeling well? Poor guy.

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Re: Great White Shark at Ocean Shores

Postby John Rawlings » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:22 am

The only recorded shark attack on a human by a Great White occurred at Pacific Beach in 1989, just a few miles North of Ocean Shores. The victim was a surfer, and the attack was not fatal.

I first found mention of the attack while perusing the International Shark Attack File, but here is another link that describes the incident. You'll need to scroll down to see the part about the Washington attack at Pacific Beach.

http://www.sharkresearchcommittee.com/u ... surfer.htm
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Re: Great White Shark at Ocean Shores

Postby ScubaJess » Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:52 am

Freaky... But awesome!
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Great White Shark at Ocean Shores

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