As you probably know, the waters off Point Reyes are home to a lot of great white sharks. What you might not know is that there is a small group of extremely dedicated shark researchers who live and work here and are world renowned for their work tracking these sharks. One of these researchers, Scot Anderson, took these photos of a massive female great white shark out at the Farallon Islands just a few weeks ago.
Sadly, the research funding to do their critical work has dried up due to Covid-19. They've created a GoFundMe campaign to support their fieldwork this fall/winter in the waters off of Point Reyes and Año Nuevo Island so they can continue monitoring California great white sharks. This funding will help them capture photo IDs of individuals and deploy electronic tags.
If you're interested in helping keep this important work going, here is their GoFundMe page:https://www.gofundme.com/f/white-shark-population-monitoring-project
And if you haven't seen the movie 'Near Miss' about local urchin diver Ron Elliott (by local filmmaker Josh Berry) and his great white shark encounters, you should watch that too:https://vimeo.com/ondemand/nearmiss