Great white sharks give paddlers a scare - Tucson News Now

Great white sharks give paddlers a scare

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Paddle boarders got a surprise visit off the coast of California last month. 

While paddling near Huntington Beach in southern California, paddle boarders were stunned to see several juvenile great white sharks swimming near them. 

The sharks were likely showing interest, not necessarily looking for a meal. 

According to animalfactguide.com, juvenile great whites usually eat smaller prey. As they grow older, they feed mostly on marine animals like seals, sea lions and whales. 

Great whites can grow up to 20-feet-long and weigh up to 5,000 pounds. 

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