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Great white shark spotted off Northern California beach
latimes.com ^ | June 20, 2011 | Kate Mather

Posted on 06/20/2011 1:38:35 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Water access at Stinson Beach north of San Francisco was limited Monday after a great white shark was spotted about 250 yards offshore, officials said.

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter saw the shark just after 2 p.m. Sunday traveling south off the northern part of the beach, said officials with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which encompasses Stinson Beach.

The shark was estimated to be 8- to 10-feet long, park officials said.

Lifeguards cleared the water of swimmers and surfers and allowed only beachgoers to wade in knee-deep water, said Alexandra Picavet, a spokeswoman for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Deep water will remain off limits until Thursday, as regulations require waters be closed to swimming and surfing for up to five days after a shark is spotted, Picavet said.

No shark has been seen since Sunday. Picavet said this is the first shark sighting that has required action at Stinson Beach this year. According to the Marin Independent Journal, Marin County has had more recorded shark attacks than another other place in the world.

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1 posted on 06/20/2011 1:38:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Their going to need a bigger boat.


2 posted on 06/20/2011 1:40:09 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lots of sea lions....


3 posted on 06/20/2011 1:40:30 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Holy carp Batman! Call the Gub Mint quick...


4 posted on 06/20/2011 1:40:51 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lots of sea lions....


5 posted on 06/20/2011 1:41:40 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: gundog
Lots of sea lions....

Yep. The greenies who are facilitating the overpopulation of the cute dog-like sea mammals will have blood on their hands.

6 posted on 06/20/2011 1:43:46 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bush’s fault.


7 posted on 06/20/2011 1:45:41 PM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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To: Lakeshark; Darksheare; derllak

Seriously, Sharky?


8 posted on 06/20/2011 1:45:52 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Free ThinkerNY

9 posted on 06/20/2011 1:47:50 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: gundog
Lots of sea lions....

Yes, where there are Sea Lions and Seals, there you can expect the sharks. It's just that a Great White chose to swim near the surface that has the press all a twitter.

Shows how Lamestream the Media really can be.

10 posted on 06/20/2011 1:50:28 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: Borax Queen; derllak; Darksheare
It's my bad cousin........

Honest.

11 posted on 06/20/2011 2:05:53 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Blue Jays
Can't recall the last time this particular Great White was spotted previously:


12 posted on 06/20/2011 2:08:41 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The shark was estimated to be 8- to 10-feet long, park officials said

Youngster leaning how to hunt.

13 posted on 06/20/2011 2:14:31 PM PDT by frithguild
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To: Blue Jays

Good God, I used to look like that.


14 posted on 06/20/2011 2:20:13 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: gundog
"Lots of sea lions...."

And surfers decked out like seals? (black wetsuits)

15 posted on 06/20/2011 2:24:46 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: Clint N. Suhks

16 posted on 06/20/2011 2:26:43 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: Deaf Smith
And surfers decked out like seals? (black wetsuits)

Or maybe just a bad hat ...


17 posted on 06/20/2011 2:41:33 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Blue Jays

LOL, 80’s hair band! Wooo


18 posted on 06/20/2011 2:41:48 PM PDT by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

8 to 10 ft would make it a juvenile. Might be thinking about shifting his diet from fish to seals. Don’t think GW’s are considered ‘adult’ until they hit the 15 foot range and they start building girth.


19 posted on 06/20/2011 2:47:20 PM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Now this is what I call a holiday card..... Photobucket
20 posted on 06/20/2011 2:59:38 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Blue Jays

They’ve been kinda laying low since their pyrotechnics burned a RI nightclub to the ground in 2003, killing a hundred people...


21 posted on 06/21/2011 8:43:10 AM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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