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The Red Triangle

 


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The Red Triangle is an area of the Pacific Ocean along the California coast. It stretches from Bodega Bay, out to the Farallon Islands and down to the Monterey Bay.

It's name comes because it is the highest documented area in the world for shark attacks. In this area there is a large population of marine mammals such as seals and sea lions. One of the favorite foods of sharks.

Below are pictures of the Farallon Islands National Marine Sanctuary and of Elephant Seals at the Sanctuary. These photos are provided by NOAA.

The Farallon Islands National Marine SanctuaryNOAA public domain photo and can not be copyrighted.
The Farallon Islands National Marine Sanctuary.


Elephant Seals at the Farallon Islands National Marine SanctuaryNOAA public domain photo and can not be copyrighted.
Elephant Seals at the Farallon Islands National Marine Sanctuary.


Below is a map with the approximate area of the red triangle shaded in red.



Article on Shark Attacks and the Red Triangle:
Tracking Great Whites in the Red Triangle  A three part interview.



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