Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 11th, 2009
Biologists at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Oregon have confirmed a great white shark (pictured) was caught by fishermen aboard a ship out of Depoe Bay, over the weekend, according to KTVB.
A shark spotted at California’s Seacliff State Beach August 11, feeding on a dolphin, has prompted State Parks officials to close the beach and nearby New Brighton for the next seven days, according to the San Jose Mercury News. State Parks rangers said they could not confirm what type of shark was sighted nor whether the shark had killed the cetacean or if the shark found the dead animal.
Now comes word that San Francisco area’s popular Stinson Beach on the Pacific Ocean was closed Tuesday, August 11, after a pair of shark sightings, officials said. The beach will be mostly off-limits at least until Friday, August 14th, though it wasn’t clear what species of shark had been spotted 100-200 yards offshore independently by two people on Monday, the Marin Independent Journal reported.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.