Location: Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
We will be boarding our first Guadalupe Island great white shark trip of the season in just a couple of hours. I am totally wired and can’t wait to find out what the diving is going to be like when the Nautilus Explorer arrives on station. Unfortunately I will be shoreside during the first two charters and won’t be able to jump in with the white sharks myself until September 8th. I can’t wait. Captain Rob and lead divemaster Sten have promised to keep me in the loop as soon as they see their first shark. In the meantime, I am grateful to Jim Patterson of Adventure Sports in Santa Cruz for passing the following article along to me. Earlier this summer I wrote about a sea otter that was allegedly attacking harbour seals, biting them on the head and snout, and trying to have sex with them. WELL… it turns out that the rumour appears to be true. The following story was written by Vicki Haddock and published in the San Francisco Chronicle!!! Hmmmm. Captain Mike
Murderous Otters Prey on Seal Pups
Serial killers elude marine experts
Authorities were on the verge of apprehending the serial killer who has stalked the waters of lkhorn Slough, molesting and drowning more than a dozen young victims. Then this marine murder mystery got murkier: Eyewitnesses spotted a second suspect.
Both remain at large.
E-mail Vicki Haddock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article appeared on page A – 19 of the San Francisco Chronicle