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Does video show great white shark attempting to attack surfer?

by on Aug.10, 2011 at 12:20 pm, under Shark Videos

YouTube user SeabearVideo has posted a video which opens with the sub-title “Possible Great White Shark Tries to Attack Surfer” and then goes on to feature some surf footage during which a dark shape can be seen swimming alongside one surfer catching a wave and then underneath another surfer paddling in the opposite direction.

The footage was shot near San Diego, according to the video description, so the presence of a white shark in that area this time of year certainly wouldn’t be unheard of. However, the shadowy shape is fairly indiscernible in the video. So, is this just a shark or other marine animal out for a swim or could it possibly be a white shark attempting to attack one of the surfers? If you’ve got an opinion on it, sound off in the comments.

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3 Comments for this entry

  • xxxevilgrinxxx

    Maybe I just can’t judge distances all that well in a video, but to me, it doesn’t look like the shark, if that’s what it was, was anywhere near the surfer. If it was trying to attack the surfer, maybe it can’t judge distances all that well either :D

  • Brian

    There are many sharks (and dolphins) in San Diego that could fit the shadow in the video, so it may not have been a great white. That was also no where near being a “possible shark attack”, if it was, then I have been possibly attack many times.

  • Mike

    It does appear to have a vertical tail fin which would eliminate a marine mammal.

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