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Old 07-13-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: The Box - El Cajon
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Default Sharks Off SD Waters

While I have heard from many locals that there are rarely any shark attacks off the SD coast, I was wondering what types of sharks are known to inhabit our coastal waters ? ............. Are there any shark sightings in the SD Bay ?
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:46 PM
 
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Dude, they catch sharks with kayaks off the coast and in the bay.
Dunno what kind, though.
Happy swimming!
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Old 07-13-2008, 01:12 PM
 
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I'll stay in the shallow waters....thanks!
San Diego beaches shut down after fatal shark attack - CNN.com

Great White! Sharks spotted off San Diego coastline

Shark kills triathlete, 66, at beach near San Diego

There are Great Whites and Hammerheads, as well as Gray Smoothhound (http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/smoothhound.html - broken link), Leopard Shark, (http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/leopard.html - broken link) Horn Shark, (http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/horn.html - broken link) Swell Shark, Angel Shark, (http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/swell.html - broken link) Blue Shark, (http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/blue.html - broken link)Mako Shark, and (http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/mako.html - broken link)Thresher Shark. (http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/thresher.html - broken link)
From SDNHM: From the Shore to the Deep Blue Sea (http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/index.html - broken link)
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Old 07-13-2008, 02:01 PM
 
Location: The Box - El Cajon
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I'll stay in the shallow waters....thanks!
San Diego beaches shut down after fatal shark attack - CNN.com

Great White! Sharks spotted off San Diego coastline

Shark kills triathlete, 66, at beach near San Diego

There are Great Whites and Hammerheads, as well as Gray Smoothhound (http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/smoothhound.html - broken link), Leopard Shark, (http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/leopard.html - broken link) Horn Shark, (http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/horn.html - broken link) Swell Shark, Angel Shark, (http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/swell.html - broken link) Blue Shark, (http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/blue.html - broken link)Mako Shark, and (http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/mako.html - broken link)Thresher Shark. (http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/thresher.html - broken link)
From SDNHM: From the Shore to the Deep Blue Sea (http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/index.html - broken link)

Thanks CAL-5 for the information !
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:38 PM
 
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Dont surf at Pillbox.. Our shark eats people. Have fun!
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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While I have heard from many locals that there are rarely any shark attacks off the SD coast, I was wondering what types of sharks are known to inhabit our coastal waters ? ............. Are there any shark sightings in the SD Bay ?
If you live here, I'm surprised that you didn't hear about the attack off Solana Beach. That was huge news everywhere.

That said, the leopard sharks are back at La Jolla Shores. If you have the nerve, try swimming among them, it's pretty exciting.

Here's a youtube like of the the experience. Those suckers can be 5 feet long. Oh, and I just checked the water temp at Scripps Pier and it says it's 72.9 degrees - yippee!!


YouTube - Leopard Sharks in La Jolla
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:45 PM
 
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Dude, they catch sharks with kayaks off the coast and in the bay.
Dunno what kind, though.
Happy swimming!
those are 'dogfishes'. a small species of sharks. no more harmful than a yorkie terrier.
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:22 PM
 
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If you live here, I'm surprised that you didn't hear about the attack off Solana Beach. That was huge news everywhere.

That said, the leopard sharks are back at La Jolla Shores. If you have the nerve, try swimming among them, it's pretty exciting.

Here's a youtube like of the the experience. Those suckers can be 5 feet long. Oh, and I just checked the water temp at Scripps Pier and it says it's 72.9 degrees - yippee!!


YouTube - Leopard Sharks in La Jolla

dude... those sharks are beyond harmless...
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:22 PM
 
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again by Santa Barbara
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Old 10-24-2010, 05:08 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Great Whites and old Makos are pretty much all we worry about here. Sometimes we get a big ol grumpy blue and in El Nino years a large hammer head but whitey is the worry here.

Stay away from the new fast food stop aka childrens/seals pool.
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