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

Recommended Website Links

For those of you who are interested in the current status of elasmobranch research, as well as thought-provoking discussions, we recommend you take the time to visit the Websites that are linked below. You will find them informative and/or dedicated out of admiration to one of our planet's most magnificent and ancient predators - the shark.

Surfrider Foundation   —   The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Surfrider staff and members have contributed shark encounter reports to the Shark Research Committee and support SRC's important work.

Sharkman's World   —  A very nice web site by Alex "The Sharkman" Buttigieg, a Maltese professional dive instructor with a life-long passion for sharks and their conservation. Alex was instrumental in passing legislation that protects the White Shark in the waters surrounding Malta.

Shark Research Institute   —   The Shark Research Institute (SRI), an international research and conservation organization, is headquartered at Princeton, New Jersey. SRI also maintains the Global Shark Attack File, a database created by and for physicians and serious researchers who require accurate information about shark/human interactions worldwide.

Reef Quest Centre for Shark Research   —   A superb web site by R. Aidan Martin and Anne Martin providing the most current research data and information for sharks and rays, with frequent updates of their numerous research projects in progress. The site features the illustrations of RAM.

Alessandro De Maddalena   —   Researcher and illustrator and Curator of the Italian Great White Shark Data Bank and member of the Mediterranean Shark Research Group.

Sharks Are People Too A very interesting and informative web site by Sophia Smallstorm. Provides the reader with current information on sharks worldwide.   

California Grunion    Excellent web site by Karen Martin providing the life history of the California Grunion.

Shark Trust   —   An interesting web site for this U.K. based non-profit shark research and conservation organization featuring good content by Ian K. Fergusson, punctuated by the gorgeous underwater photos of Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch.

Elasmobranch Research Around Monterey Bay      Home page of Henry F. Mollet, Research Affiliate at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

Canadian Shark Research Laboratory   —   This site is an important source of information concerning existing and emerging shark research along the Canadian coast.

Fiona's Shark Mania   —   Wonderfully eclectic site created by SHARK-L founder Fiona Webster, featuring a gallery of artwork by Richard Ellis and the most exhaustive list of shark-related links anywhere on the Internet.

Animal Attack Files    —   This web site provides a global chronological listing of reported attacks by animals on humans. Thorough coverage of the subject.

Discovery Channel: U.S.S. Indianapolis   —   An excellent web site featuring archival photos and interviews with survivors of the WWII sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis in 'shark infested' waters, an incident made famous by a spell-binding sequence in the 1975 movie 'JAWS.'

U.S.S Indianapolis CA-35   —   The official web site dedicated to survivors and the memory of those lost due to the wartime sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis.

Projecto Cacao - Biologia E Pesca De Elasmobranquios   —   Otto Bismarck F. Gadig web site describing his research of Brazil's elasmobranchs.

Squali   —   Italian web site by author and researcher Fabio Fino.

The material contained on this Web site is shared as a public service and to further the scientific goals of the Shark Research Committee.  All text and images on this Web site are the exclusive property of the Shark Research Committee.  Information on this Web site may be used for private study, but may not otherwise be published, duplicated, or modified in any way without the prior written permission of Ralph S. Collier.