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Dangers of diving with marine mammals in California.

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Will Dive for Food
Mar 4, 2003
Recently there was on the news, a tragic story about a lady who got killed while swimming with sea lions in San Luis Obispo, California. If I remember the story right, a lifeguard heard cries for help and brought the lady back to shore but could not do anything for the wound she sustained from an unidentified predator. Eyewitnesses said that the lady swam to a pod of sea lions, maybe to sightsee or to just swim with them which cost her greatly. It is now under investigations. Sooner or later we will find out what really happenned.

Tragedy like this could be often avoided. When mammals are around try to avoid spearfishing or even swimming in the area. These marine mammals are food to several predators and you can be mistaken for one of them. Please take care and learn from this very sad and sobering accident.
I heard that experts conluded that it was great white according to eyewitnesses discribe.
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