Great White Shark Takes Surprising California Vacation

Posted: February 25, 2013

By: Becky Oskin [OurAmazingPlanet]

A 15-foot-long (4.5 meters) great white shark unexpectedly veered toward California last week, an unusual winter trip never before tracked by researchers. Scientists monitor the sharks using satellite tags.

The female great white shark, called Arden Grace, swam around Southern California's Channel Islands, visiting San Miguel Island and San Clemente Islands, beginning Feb. 14. Arden Grace, who has a satellite tracking tag on her dorsal fin, was likely hunting seals that live on the islands, said Michael Domeier, president of the Marine Conservation Science Institute, the Hawaii-based nonprofit research organization that tagged Arden Grace.

"She may be cruising the California coast and eating California seals," he told OurAmazingPlanet.

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Posted By: TVG - Ventura On: 3/2/2013

Title: Only One?

You are the ultimate optimist if you think Arden Grace is running solo.

Posted By: Tom Joyce, Altadena, Ca., On: 3/1/2013

Title: Great White Shark

Seems kind of silly that it is illegal to catch a Great White as it would preserve seals and some unlucky surfers.
There must be plenty of them out there and they seem to create Mayhem when visiting the Beaches in Summer

Posted By: On: 3/1/2013

Title: Eat me all girl!

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