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Posted by brianc on September 11, 2001 at 13:52:41:

In Reply to: seahunt, i honestly havent heard of any attacks at Ft Bragg posted by Karl S. on September 11, 2001 at 13:27:20:

The waters off central California offer a rich bounty of food for white
sharks, and every summer and fall they actively feed in nearshore areas.
The Farallon Islands, a national wildlife refuge about 27 miles off San
Francisco, is a common feeding ground for the sharks. Four species of
pinnipeds, the northern elephant seal, the California sea lion, the Steller
sea lion, and the harbor seal, live around and breed on these islands,
making a plentiful food resource for the white sharks. The coastal waters
along central California, especially around the Ano Nuevo State Reserve
and along the Marin Headlands, is another common feeding area for the
sharks. In the summer the sharks feed on seals and sea lions along the
coast as far north as Oregon and occasionally the Gulf of Alaska, and in
the Fall, they turn south and feed along the offshore islands. It is believed
that female white sharks migrate to southern California to give live birth to
their offspring. In abnormally warm-water (El Niņo) years, white sharks are
more plentiful off central California because both they, and their prey, are
shifted north. 1984-84 and 1991-92 show high trends in white shark
predatory activity, and were the warmest oceanic seasons in recent

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