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  • Surfer unhurt after shark bites board

    A surfer from Los Osos was uninjured Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, after she was attacked by a great white shark. Elinor Dempsey, 54, of Los Osos, was surfing at Morro Strand Park in Morro Bay around 10:15 a.m. when the shark bit her board, leaving a 14-inch wide bite mark.

A surfer from Los Osos was uninjured Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, after she was attacked by a great white shark. Elinor Dempsey, 54, of Los Osos, was surfing at Morro Strand Park in Morro Bay around 10:15 a.m. when the shark bit her board, leaving a 14-inch wide bite mark. Patrick S. Pemberton ppemberton@thetribunenews.com
A surfer from Los Osos was uninjured Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, after she was attacked by a great white shark. Elinor Dempsey, 54, of Los Osos, was surfing at Morro Strand Park in Morro Bay around 10:15 a.m. when the shark bit her board, leaving a 14-inch wide bite mark. Patrick S. Pemberton ppemberton@thetribunenews.com

Shark could be hanging around Morro Bay to protect its territory, expert says

September 02, 2015 04:01 PM

UPDATED November 18, 2015 06:25 PM