Dead Whale Attracts Largest Great White I've Filmed in California: Plus Hundreds of Leopard Sharks!

In this week’s episode, I document a handful of great white sharks near a dead whale carcass that washed up on shore. One white shark, I estimated at at least 16 feet long. The largest I’ve filmed close to shore in California. Stay to the end of the video to see the largest gathering of leopard sharks I’ve yet to witness.

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  1. i grew up in SoCal, spent more time than i can recall swimming and surfing all over over the coast. crazy to think i could have been so close to such large sharks.

  2. I used to have a salt water aquarium with 2 Leopard sharks. I would hand feed them squid. The second the food touched the water they would frenzy for the food. When the food was gone they would just go back to casually cruising around the tank. When they started to get a little too big I found a better larger home for them.
    Such beautiful footage of them.

  3. Ever thought about putting a graphic imagine of a man next to the sharks to illustrate just how massive they are? I don't think most people realize how big 18' is. – Love your videos.

  4. Sharks are beautiful, much needed for the ocean and majestic. That being said, I ain’t going in there when a dead whale carcass is in the water…

  5. Moments like this show why the cycle of life isn't complete without death. It explains why nature seldom evolves species for biologic immortality, it compromises the well-being of everything else in the local community.

  6. This guy is rambling and rambling…. Like an ugly rambling hysterical woman. Got to 3:17 still no footage of this so called shark but he’s rambling still…………..

  7. Thank you so very much for all of your work you put in to inform those of us, that don’t have sharks in our waters. The only shark I see is my shark vacuum. Again Thank you…

  8. So many things we still don’t know about the ocean….it’s incredible how similar ocean and space are. Even crazier that the ocean and the moon work in sync with each other.

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