California resident Giancarlo Thomae captured footage of what he said was a great white shark swimming around a kayaker in Monterey Bay on May 9.
Thomae is a marine biologist who has been documenting the increase in great white sharks sightings in Santa Cruz County over a number of years. The sighting captured in this video reportedly took place on the same day as a surfer “was killed” at Manresa State Beach, at the north end of Monterey Bay.
Thomae has previously said the great white population has made a resurgence after being threatened by poaching. Northeastern Pacific great white sharks are protected under the California Endangered Species Act. Credit: Giancarlo Thomae via Storyful