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avatar Santa Barbara Island Warning
June 30, 2010 02:25PM
Santa Barbara Island Warning
Date: June 30, 2010
Contact: Yvonne Menard, 805-658-5725

Great white sharks have been observed around Santa Barbara Island attacking California sea lions. There have been no shark attacks on humans.

There have been three attacks on California sea lions by great white sharks in the past few months including one at the Santa Barbara Island Landing Cove and two offshore of Cat Canyon on the southeast side of the island.

The public is duly warned to enter the water at their own risk at Santa Barbara Island due to a potential safety hazard effective June 30, 2010 and until further notice.
avatar Re: Santa Barbara Island Warning
July 01, 2010 09:01AM
Great Whites do not "attack" sea lions, they feed on them. If you go in the water and do not look or act like a sea lion, the shark will ignore you (mostly).
avatar Re: Santa Barbara Island Warning
July 01, 2010 09:36AM
It's the space between "mostly" and "completely" that is the issue!!



Old Dude
avatar Re: Santa Barbara Island Warning
July 01, 2010 08:07PM
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mrcondron
It's the space between "mostly" and "completely" that is the issue!!
Yeah, they may take a leg or two, but they really don't like eating people.
avatar Re: Santa Barbara Island Warning
July 01, 2010 09:03PM
They take a bite of what looks like a seal.

"Bleah!", they spit it out!

Yick! that tastes funny, what is that . . . human and rubber?

They swim away looking for a real seal, not a human surfer dressed in a wet/dry suit that looks like a seal.
avatar Re: Santa Barbara Island Warning
July 02, 2010 07:41AM
Many years ago there was a study revealing what sharks ate by mistake. One of the weirdest things found in a shark's stomach was a nearly full roll of tar paper.
avatar Re: Santa Barbara Island Warning
July 02, 2010 08:25PM
avatar Re: Santa Barbara Island Warning
July 03, 2010 09:53AM
Is that a bucket of chicken the big one's eating?
avatar Re: Santa Barbara Island Warning
July 03, 2010 10:09AM
Don't overlook Squidos, Sherman's favorite.



Old Dude
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