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California Paddleboarder Gets Up Close & Personal with Great White

posted: 06/30/15
by: Discovery News

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A paddleboarder got up close a personal with great white sharks when he paddled among them with a GoPro on his paddle:

Joseph Trucksess told the Orange County Register that he went to Sunset Beach, Calif., near Huntington, because he just wanted to see what great whites were really like.

"I've always been into water and into wild animals," Trucksess told the paper. "My perception of sharks has been so distorted by Jaws and other movies, it was cool to see how peaceful and non-aggressive they are."

Using his paddleboard as a measure, he said the sharks were only about 6-7 feet long, which means they were juveniles.

Experts told the paper that the young sharks were scooping up sting rays that swim near the beach.

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