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Sharktober.
« on: October 18, 2019, 05:01:33 PM »
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KRON) –  The big ones are here.

The Monterey Bay is home to great white sharks year-round. But the largest migrating sharks — some as huge as 17-feet-long — show up each year in October.

Locals and shark experts refer to October as “Sharktober.”

“I found my biggest yet for 2019…a whopping 17 feet!” wrote wildlife photographer Eric Mailander. “(I) could easily tell size by the 8-foot dolphins that swam nearby. Later I found another whopper of about 15 feet.”Mailander helps Monterey Bay Aquarium shark scientists track shark populations along the Central California coastline.

While observing behaviors with his drone, he sees the stealthy ocean predators glide under boogie boarders, surfers, and stand-up paddle boarders. No one ever notices what is just below the surface, Mailander said.

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Re: Sharktober.
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2019, 05:48:31 PM »
I was there last weekend, out on the water, wondering what the shark situation might be beneath me.... now I know...  ::)
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Re: Sharktober.
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2019, 06:32:11 PM »
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Re: Sharktober.
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2019, 10:18:07 AM »
Lest you think CA has the only prowlers...  Here's the shark map for Kure Beach NC

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/latest-news/o2t04n/picture231507513/alternates/LANDSCAPE_1140/sharkmap3.jpg


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Re: Sharktober.
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2019, 10:21:14 AM »
The disturbing part is they're also inland in the inlets!
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