The Great White Shark is a renowned ocean predator thanks to the movie “Jaws.” But in recent decades, a West-Coast cousin of this fearsome animal has declined in number to the point that conservation officials have been considering placing it on the Endangered Species List. Now comes a new study by NOAA allaying these fears. According to NOAA, a recent census taken off the coast of California uncovered at least 200 mature females, which leads experts to believe there are likely over 3,000 Great Whites prowling off of our Pacific coastline. With another study confirming over 2,000 of the massive sharks in Central California, it looks like science is taking a bite out of this Great White shark extinction hype.
August 5, 2013 by Craig Rucker,
Craig Rucker is president and co-founder of CFACT.