Shark attack

Calif. surfer bitten by shark punched its head

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) – A 25-year-old California surfer who survived a shark attack says he punched the shark in the head until it finally released him. Scott Stephens spoke about his ordeal at a news […]

10/31/2012

Surfer bitten by shark in latest attack off Calif.

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) – Hospital officials were expected to release more information Wednesday after a 25-year-old surfer was apparently bitten by a shark off the coast of Eureka, the latest in a string of shark […]

10/31/2012

Central beaches reopen after fatal shark attack

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – Three Central California beaches that were closed following a deadly shark attack on a surfer have reopened. Vandenberg Air Force Base spokesman Michael Peterson says the 72-hour closure […]

10/26/2012

Calif. surfer killed in shark attack off air base

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – A shark attack at an Air Force base beach killed an experienced 39-year-old surfer, following months of frequent shark sightings along the central California coast. Francisco Javier Solorio […]

10/24/2012

New sea otter count shows slow population growth

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) – New data show a slight increase in the number of threatened California sea otters swimming in coastal waters, a comeback made more difficult because of a recent uptick in shark attacks. […]

08/22/2012