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Author Topic: Are there more white sharks in Marin and San Mateo counties' waters?  (Read 1258 times)

Offline bluestar

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From what I've been reading, there seem to be more white sharks in the Marin and San Mateo waters.  People advise me not to dive there, and some of the very few reported shark attacks are from those waters. 

Is it true that there more white sharks in Marin and San Mateo counties' waters?  And if so, why is that?

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Re: Are there more white sharks in Marin and San Mateo counties' waters?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 10:23:25 AM »
yes cause you are in the heart of the red triangle there, and are closer to the farallon islands. just my 2-cents.

I think this would be fun to do since we are on the subject check this out
http://www.greatwhiteadventures.com/farallon_details.html
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Re: Are there more white sharks in Marin and San Mateo counties' waters?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 10:27:33 AM »
yes cause you are in the heart of the red triangle there, and are closer to the farallon islands. just my 2-cents.

I think this would be fun to do since we are on the subject check this out
http://www.greatwhiteadventures.com/farallon_details.html

So why does "the red triangle" and the farallon islands attrack more sharks?  :icon_scratch:

Ahh...I see your link answered my question...
« Last Edit: February 12, 2010, 10:29:22 AM by bluestar »

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Re: Are there more white sharks in Marin and San Mateo counties' waters?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 10:34:55 AM »
pinaped populations are big and seal breeding grounds that is why !
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Re: Are there more white sharks in Marin and San Mateo counties' waters?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010, 11:16:00 AM »
yes cause you are in the heart of the red triangle there, and are closer to the farallon islands. just my 2-cents.

I think this would be fun to do since we are on the subject check this out
http://www.greatwhiteadventures.com/farallon_details.html
I'm going to start saving now this is something I will definitely be doing.
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Re: Are there more white sharks in Marin and San Mateo counties' waters?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010, 12:55:16 PM »
I did that shark diving trip 7-8 years ago. Didnt' see a thing except jelly fish floating by...

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Re: Are there more white sharks in Marin and San Mateo counties' waters?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2010, 01:02:51 PM »
I did that shark diving trip 7-8 years ago. Didnt' see a thing except jelly fish floating by...
Where did you go farallons or Isla Guadalupe ? I have heard better luck at Isla Guadalupe.
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Re: Are there more white sharks in Marin and San Mateo counties' waters?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2010, 01:25:52 PM »
we dove the farallons (in a cage of course...)

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Re: Are there more white sharks in Marin and San Mateo counties' waters?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2010, 03:55:29 PM »
I have heard the farallons can be hit and miss where as Guadalupe is almost a sure thing.
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Re: Are there more white sharks in Marin and San Mateo counties' waters?
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2010, 04:19:15 PM »
yeah- they can chum down there.

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Re: Are there more white sharks in Marin and San Mateo counties' waters?
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2010, 04:26:16 PM »
that is news that can not chum up hear at the farallons ? wonder why ? it probably would make a difference.
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Re: Are there more white sharks in Marin and San Mateo counties' waters?
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2010, 05:26:28 PM »
The captain told us that people didn't want sharks to associate chum/food with people in the water... who knows if it's true

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Re: Are there more white sharks in Marin and San Mateo counties' waters?
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2010, 02:20:33 PM »
You may have seen more if you were outside the cage :toothy9:
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