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A great white shark nursery sits just off Ventura and Oxnard, California Photo

A great white shark nursery sits just off Ventura and Oxnard, California

Through years of protecting great white sharks off the coast of California in addition to tagging and tracking programs, scientists have zeroed in on several great white shark nurseries off California. For years and years the sharks were a rare sight off the coast, then, in 2015 regular ocean visitors started seeing them frequently. The majority of these sharks were juveniles (5-8 feet) and showed no aggressive behavior. Image from Shutterstock

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Three dead great white sharks at Gansbaai Photo

Three dead great white sharks at Gansbaai

Marine Dynamics has reported on its blog that three great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) have been found dead over the past few days in the area around renown cage shark diving venue Gansbaai in South Africa’s Western Cape province.

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Solmar V releases statement about Great White shark video Photo

Solmar V releases statement about Great White shark video

Several days ago a video showing a great white shark breaching and then falling into a shark cage with a diver in it went viral. The response has sparked a lot of opinions and the conversation is well beyond the diving community as even the New York Times covered the story. The Solmar V, the operation with which the incident occurred, released a statement yesterday.

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Great white shark population threatened Photo

Great white shark population threatened

A new survey has found that the population numbers of great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) off South Africa is about half what had been expected. A paper in Marine Ecology Progress Series shows the results of a six year study into the numbers of the apex predators and shows that there are only between 353 and 522 of the sharks. Of these, around 333 are of breeding age. (Image from Shutterstock).

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Video: How Brian Skerry got this shot of a great white off Cape Cod Photo

Video: How Brian Skerry got this shot of a great white off Cape Cod

National Geographic has published a behind the scenes video of what it took for underwater photographer Brian Skerry to get the shot of a great white shark out of the water off the coast of Cape Cod. Great white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod is a relatively new phenomenon that is becoming more and more regular, but the behavior of the sharks is different than anywhere else in the world.

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