Sharks may simply be mistaking the sea otters for their typical sea lion and elephant seal prey.
A surfer who was bitten in the neck and arm by a shark off a Monterey County beach Saturday could leave Regional Medical Center in San Jose just days after his brush with death.
While a Monterey man continues to nurse serious injuries from an apparent shark attack on Saturday, at least one shark expert said it should come as no surprise.
Of the four attacks in California last year, the most notable was the October attack by a great white shark off the central California coast that killed a body-surfer.
The huge shark that attacked and killed a body-surfer off the central California coast may have been a great white, a spokesman for the local sheriff’s office said.
A shark attack has killed a body boarder whose leg was bitten off the Central California coast. The incident closed three beaches in the area.