Rare Sighting of Salmon Shark Near Californian Island

A whale-watching group was treated to a rare sighting of a salmon shark during a trip near Santa Catalina island, off Los Angeles, on March 26.

Dana Wharf Whale Watch said the highlight of an eight-hour trip was a 12-minute encounter with the “very rare” shark.

“If you do see one here, it’s very special,” Alisa Schulman-Janiger, a marine biologist who was on the trip, told the Orange County Register. Credit: Dana Wharf Whale Watching via Storyful