About the Shark Research Committee

Guest Speaker
Media Consultant

Pacific Coast
Shark News

Sharks of the Pacific Coast

White Shark Biosketch

Distribution and Diet of Pacific Coast White Sharks

Predatory Behavior of Pacific Coast White Sharks

Shark/Human Interactions Along the Pacific Coast

Pacific Coast
Shark Attack

Fatal Pacific Coast Shark Attacks
1900  —  Present

Shark Attacks Along the Pacific Coast - 2000 —

Shark Attacks Along the Pacific Coast - 1990s

Case Histories of Unprovoked White Shark Attacks:


White Shark Interactions with Inanimate Objects


Shark Encounters:

White Shark Encounters Along the Pacific Coast

Soupfin Shark Encounter

Reporting Forms:

  Shark Attack

  Shark Encounter

  Shark Predation

Shark Web Sites:

Recommended Links

Shark Predation Form

Date of Observation    

Longitude   Latitude 

Weather conditions  

 Time of day 
Water Temperature Air Temperature  Estimated    Taken 
Did you observe the shark before the feeding event   Yes    No    Unsure 

Distance from shore
Number of sharks observed Length of shark 

 Description of shark and species:


Length of time observing the feeding event 
What type of animal was the shark feeding upon  

Were marine mammals present near the predation location Yes   No 

If yes, describe their behavior and location:


I understand that upon submission of this form I will have donated the above data to Ralph S. Collier and/or the Shark Research Committee for their ongoing white shark research projects including white shark/human interactions from the Pacific Coast of North America.  I voluntarily donate this information to further our knowledge of the white shark and its interactions with humans.

First Name  

Last Name 



State  Zip



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