Shark bites kayak off Pleasure Point near Santa Cruz, CA

San Francisco’s KGO-TV reports that a 52-year-old man was thrown from his kayak off Pleasure Point (Santa Cruz, CA) yesterday, after the kayak was bumped and then bitten by a shark. The man was unharmed in the incident and was assisted by boaters nearby who pulled the man from the water. Authorities believe a white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) was likely responsible for the bite based on the size of the bite marks and a tooth fragment recovered from the kayak.

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