To the right is a clipped photo of a shark taken by my intrepid friend and colleague Michelle, last weekend in Marina Del Rey (click photo to go to the Flickr set). After a bit of searching, I found a CBS story on the subject. It seems Michelle had the fortune of driving along the 405 behind this particular shark, who was tied to the back of a boat, dripping blood and guts the whole way. She immediately whipped out her camera phone and snapped off a half-dozen photos, and had one of the best anecdotes ever to tell at the office on Monday.
Then, CNN today had a video link to the story of a 819 pound shark (which is, of course, not working with my Firefox browser because it’s an IE required clip) being caught off the California coast. Is it just me, or is there a major Baywatch-style shark epidemic right now? Are they, like much marine life, just more active at the end of the summer?