This happened just off the dock for the Alcatraz Island ferry in downtown San Francisco. Waters surrounding the city are some of the most great white infested in the world.
And below is another video of the aftermath, possibly containing the greatest narration ever delivered by a child, “This is the best thing I’ve ever seen in my life!”
San Francisco Bay lies smack in the middle of the “Red Triangle,” an area of central California’s coast where 38 percent of all great white shark attacks in the US have taken place. The area’s abundant marine mammals are food for the sharks there, and a human’s shape and silhouette can easily be mistaken for a seal, sea lion or similar.
And the great white’s numbers in the area are on the rise, it’s thought due to the El Nino in the Pacific, which is warming ocean waters, possibly driving the sharks northwards. And just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water.
You can even dive with great whites in the area. We’ll do that at some point and shoot some video of our own.
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