Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 5, 2019

Large Sharks Spotted off California Coast After 30-year Absence 

The San Francisco Chronicle reports

A species of enormous sharks, some as long as small yachts, have been frequently spotted off the coast of Southern California after all but vanishing decades ago.

But need not fear, basking sharks are often called “gentle giants” as they aren’t aggressive and don’t bite. Swimming with their mouths wide open and often near the surface, they are filter feeders, consuming tiny food such as plankton.

Read full story with photos at Sharks as big as small yachts spotted off California coast after 30-year absence – SFGate

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