A few days later, off Catalina Island in Southern California, a shark hit the Boy Scout’s kayak and bit him on the arm. Scientists say those collision encounters may be more of a “nothing to see here, move it now” signal from the shark rather than a targeted attack. But the last shark bite in the state was last year. There have been 197 shark attacks and other encounters offshore since the 1950s, 14 of which have been fatal, according to the state’s Fish and Wildlife Service. These numbers have increased every decade since the 1960s, peaking in the 2010s with 55 attacks.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/07/23/great-white-sharks-climate-change/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_national | Young great white sharks have expanded their range north along the California coast by hundreds of miles, bringing them closer to humans