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Old 01-19-2020, 05:48 PM   #1
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Anybody notice an increase of sharks in PV?

Granted I havenít been shore diving for too long (a tad over 2 years)
But for the past few months Iím seeing a shark every time I dive. (7gills or some grey ones I canít identify -pic below) they are always swimming through the kelp.
I Poked one that came close to check me out one day, but they are usually skiddish.
I mainly dive Palos Verdes , but Iíve seen them down by Newport Beach also. I used to never see any until a few months ago.
Wondering if they have always been there, and Iím JUST learning to become more observant- or anybody has noticed this increase.



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Old 01-19-2020, 08:05 PM   #2
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Re: Anybody notice an increase of sharks in PV?

Translation:::: WSB are back in town! Haha
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:13 AM   #3
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Re: Anybody notice an increase of sharks in PV?

i was there today and didn't see any...anecdotal, i know.
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:44 AM   #4
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Re: Anybody notice an increase of sharks in PV?

That pic is definitely not a 7 Gill as there’s a large dorsal fin. Looking at the blurry image on my phone it appears that’s a juvenile white maybe? It has a dorsal fin, large pectoral fins, fat mid section and defined white underbelly.
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:12 PM   #5
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Re: Anybody notice an increase of sharks in PV?

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Old 01-21-2020, 02:59 AM   #6
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Re: Anybody notice an increase of sharks in PV?

Just do like people with cell phones in crosswalks... never look back and never look up...what you can't see, can't hurt you.....interesting that when looking down on soupfin, they look just like white sea bass, until you see the side fins sticking out..Once, back in the day, I encountered a large school of soupfin up shallow at San Clemente island that appeared to be breeding...some actually followed me as I swam....rather quickly... back to my Radon!....
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Old 02-05-2020, 08:30 PM   #7
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Shark feeding possibilities.
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Old 02-06-2020, 09:46 AM   #8
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Soupfin

This, or possibly a smoothound. Lol great white.
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