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Thresher sharks off North Coast

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NORTH COAST- The warmer temperatures on the North Coast are bringing more squid into our area and thresher sharks.

The California Fish and Wildlife office in Eureka has received several reports of these sharks on the North Coast. They typically don't come this far north, but are most likely following the squid population.

There have been no documented attacks on humans, but the fish can still be dangerous said CDFW Environmental Scientist Ed Roberts. The sharks use their long tail to kill there prey and can injure fisherman if caught.

Roberts said some fisherman have reported catching the shark out on the coast.