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Census finds fewer great whites than expected

After searching the West Coast for three years, researchers at UC Davis only found around 200 sharks.

March 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
There are far fewer great white sharks off the California coast than previously thought.

Researchers at UC Davis conducted the first-ever California great white census and only found around 200 of them.

The scientists spent three years taking photos of great whites and realized that the infamous predators just don't seem to like it on the West Coast.

While shark attacks are extremely rare, they do happen. A UC Santa Barbara student was killed by a great white last year.