Encounter of UC2014-001

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Description: Descanso Beach, Avalon, Catalina Island, Los Angeles County, California, USA
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Water depth: 4.0 meters

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Identified as: UC2014-001

Matched by:Unmatched first encounter


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Alternate ID: NP-1

 Occurrence ID: None assigned.

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Laurie Stevens



Type Size Units
Weight 70.0 Kilograms Directly Measured
Length 2.1 Meters Directly Measured
Water Temperature 72.0 Farenheit Directly Measured

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2014-09-14 16:30
Verbatim Event Date: None

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Taxonomy:Not available 

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Status: alive

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Sex: unknown

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Behavior:  Shark approached snorkler on snorkler's blind side. Appeared curious, confident.

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Additional comments:
Took us a while to confirm type of shark. Had not seen or heard of this type of shark before. Did not know it even existed, before seeing it.

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