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When was the last shark attack at Stinson Beach?

When was the last shark attack at Stinson Beach?

August, 1998
The last time someone was attacked by a shark at Stinson was August, 1998. Jonathan Kathrein, 16, was boogie boarding on his last day of summer vacation when a great white shark struck. His wounds required surgery.

Are there sharks in Stinson Beach?

Sharks. The waters off Stinson Beach are part of the Red Triangle, an area extending from Bodega Bay to Big Sur and including the Farallon Islands. Shark attacks, especially from Great Whites, are more common within the triangle; but still, quite rare.

Is Stinson Beach in the red triangle?

Stinson Beach lies within what is termed “the Red Triangle,” an area off the coast of California whose three geographic points are Bodega Bay, the Farallon Islands and Big Sur. Sharks swim these waters in search of sea lions, harbor seals, elephant seals and otters.

Has there ever been a shark attack in Malibu California?

There have been a handful of shark attacks off the coast of Malibu recorded since the 1950s. As a whole, the county has seen a total of 7 non-fatal shark attacks and one fatal shark attack.

Why is Stinson Beach famous?

Because of the sandy bottom and relatively shallow depths, the beach is known as a good spot for a dip. “Stinson’s white sand and oceanfront make it one of the best swimming beaches in GGNRA and northern California,” states the GGNRA website.

Has there ever been a shark attack in San Francisco Bay?

Historically there have been no verified shark attacks on swimmers in the San Francisco Bay, despite the myths of the “shark infested” waters.

What do you do if you see a shark while surfing?

If you see a shark near you, just get out of the water. Give them their space and come back and surf later. Chances are that if you see them you’re probably safe since they do love a good sneak attack, but just the same, this small preventative measure may keep you surfing for years to come.

Is it safe to swim at Stinson Beach?

Stinson Beach is safe for swimming as it has lifeguards.

Are there great white sharks in Bodega Bay?

The exhaustive new study concluded there are nearly 300 adult and sub-adult white sharks living between Monterey Bay, the Farallon Islands and Bodega Bay, an area sometimes called “the red triangle.” Sub-adult sharks are not fully mature but still big enough to eat seals, sea lions and other marine mammals.

Which part of California has the most sharks?

White sharks live worldwide in cool, coastal waters. In the eastern Pacific, they live from Baja California, Mexico, to the Gulf of Alaska, and appear to be most abundant in California at the Channel Islands off southern California and locations north of Point Conception, California.

What part of California has the most sharks?

Has there ever been a shark attack in Huntington Beach?

There have been a handful of shark attacks off the coast of Orange County recorded since the 1920s. Huntington Beach, 2015 – Non-fatal: A victim was bitten by a Great White shark while surfing. Newport Beach, 1924 – Non-fatal: A victim was bitten by an unidentified shark while fishing.

Are there any shark attacks in the Bay Area?

If the recent news of shark attacks around the country or the increase in shark sightings along the California coast ( possibly due to El Niño) have you worried, it may comfort you to see a map of the last 100 years of shark attacks in the Bay Area. Don’t panic — there are lots of dots but only one fatality in the recorded history of the region.

Where can I find the dates of shark attacks?

It’s a little unfair to call that an “attack”; that shark had every right to not want to taken out of its tank. If you click on each marker, you can find out the date and specifics of the attack:

How many people have been killed by sharks in California?

Here’s what I… State-wide, only 10 people have been killed by sharks since 1926: two in San Diego County, two in Santa Barbara County, two in Monterey County, two in San Luis Obispo and one each in San Francisco and Mendocino.