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Sea Lion Fatally Injured In Apparent Attack By Great White Shark Off Santa Barbara Coastline

Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:31am

Marine biologists think a Great White Shark is responsible for an attack which fatally injured a sea lion off the Santa Barbara coastline.

The injured sea lion was spotted near Stearns Wharf Wednesday morning, and Harbor Patrol officer brought it to shore with a net. It was too badly injured to survive.

Experts say the wounds appear consistent with that of an attack of a juvenile Great White Shark. As a precaution, the Harbor Patrol notified kayak vendors in the waterfront area.

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