Multiple White Sharks and a whale at Maverick's line up
Multiple White Sharks & Whale at Maverick's
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 December 2004: - - A large whale carcass washed up on the beach that's inside of the lagoon at Maverick's on the evening/morning of Saturday/Sunday, December 11/12, 2004. The partially decomposed body, which is approximately 10- to 15-feet wide by 20-feet long, drifted through the line up at Maverick's on Saturday afternoon.
All of the surfers left the water on Saturday when they realized that several white sharks were feeding on the dead whale that was drifting towards the peak from the north. Overnight, the carcass made its way into the lagoon, and it washed up onto the east end of the beach, at the foot of the breakwater by Sunday morning.
Besides the strong, unpleasant odor on the beach, the dead whale is likely to be attracting more sharks than usual to the area. Surfers and other ocean enthusiasts are advised that surfing- or doing anything else in the water- anywhere near a known shark attractant could be hazardous or life threatening.
As of this (12 December) morning, local authorities did not know what action would be taken to address this different type of Maverick's beast.
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