In 1975, Steven Spielberg brought Peter Benchley’s novel Jaws to the big screen and with it, everyone developed a great fear of sharks.
Even if you didn’t live near water, you were afraid. You could live in Nebraska and if you heard the Jaws theme song, you’d freak.
Well, it must be a slow news week because people are freaking out about a couple sightings of some juvenile Great Whites. Great Whites are prevalent North of us off the coast of San Francisco around the Farallon Islands, which is part of what they call The Red Triangle.
Around 38 percent of recorded Great White shark attacks in the United States have occurred within the Red Triangle. It also accounts for 11 percent of all recorded attacks by Great Whites on humans. Some big boys up there!
They cruise down here to have their little shark babies then, when they get big enough, they swim back up there.
So, we have little 6-8 footers all along our shores in Southern California…what’s the big deal about a few sightings here and there? It’s their home, not ours.
Your chances of getting killed by lightning are 30 times greater. Bees, wasps, and snakes kill more people each year than sharks.
Check out this paddle boarder as he gets some good footage of a couple white sharks cruising El Porto for today’s Viral Video of the Day.
If nothing else, it’ll keep people out of those terrible waves down there for a few days.
It’s the weekend! Celebrate with Surfer Stephen and some of his favorite viral videos below: