Wednesday, June 30, 2010

[californiadisasters] Holiday Great White Shark Warning

Holiday Great White Shark Warning

Updated 6:35 PM PDT, Wed, Jun 30, 2010
The U.S. National Park Service issued a great white shark warning Wednesday for divers, kayakers, and swimmers others using the waters off Santa Barbara Island for recreation.

There have been three confirmed great white shark attacks on sea lions in the past few months, according to U.S. Park Services spokeswoman Yvonne Menard. 

Santa Barbara Island is one the Channel Islands off the coast of Ventura County, California.

The Park Service warned the "public to enter waters at their own risk...effective until further notice," Menard said.

The island is popular with kayakers, campers and others involved in water sports.

There was no word on the size of the great white shark.


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