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Great White Shark Sighting


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Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty
The fin of a great white shark off the coast of South Africa.
Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty
The fin of a great white shark off the coast of South Africa.

A great white shark was spotted off Stinson Beach in Marin over the weekend -- and now swimming and surfing in deep water are prohibited through Thursday. Bay Area coastal waters are part of the so-called "Red Triangle" because of the large number of great whites patrolling the waters for prey. How big of a threat do these sharks pose to humans?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Douglas Long, chief curator of natural sciences at the Oakland Museum of California and research associate at the California Academy of Sciences

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