Shark Research in Bolsa Chica
Posted in the Marine Biology Forum
#1 Jun 27, 2010
Hi, I am currently a Junior at Huntington Beach High School and I want to pursue a career in Marine Biology. Since I will have to be applying to a school very soon, I want to create a research project for myself so as to have more for my application. During early Summer time in Huntington Beach, we get a lot of mutilated sea lions washing up near Bolsa Chica and Sunset Beach. We even get the occasional Great White Shark wandering into Newport or Huntington Harbor. Additionally, during the summer we often have a few shark sightings reported to the Shark Research Committee. For my research I would like to document any shark behavior in the Bolsa Chica/Sunset area for about four weeks. This would include monitoring marine mammal activity as well. Any advice by a marine biologist as to a good location on this beach and any other helpful tips would be nice. Thank you!
#2 Nov 23, 2011
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#3 Dec 11, 2012
Yes I was surfing early in the morning life guard tower 26 bolsa chica sunset and the waves were huge and the water was cold it was a swell from New Zealand i believe or something well i see dolphins all the time it was foggy and i see a fin bout 30 feet in front of me i go just a dolphin then i turn again and say thats not a dolphin! 8-0 and it was a largge pointed fin i believe it was a great white this was in the winter of 2011 so i was scarder than i ever been in my life i say im gonna turn around and paddle in so i start paddling in an then 4 feet to the right of me a huge animal pops up out of the water n starts barking its a sea lion or a seal or something then i paddling to get away from him then 10-12 foot swells start coming in and im in the impact zone n got annihalated almost drowned got back in to the beach took a break for a little while till i thought the shark left then went back out n got some of the best waves of my life but it was mother nature crazy stuff!
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