Crank up the Jaws music.
A new study has found that Great White Sharks are increasing in Northern California, from Monterey Bay to the coast of Marin and to Bodega Bay.
“A healthy population of white sharks means there are healthy populations of
the sea lions and elephant seals they eat,” said Paul Kanive, a marine ecologist with Montana State University and lead author of the study. The report was first published in the San Jose Mercury News.
The study found about 300 of the creatures feeding in the area, also known as the “red triangle.” That’s a slight increase over the last 10 years.