What is the white shark cafe?

Besides being our namesake...

The White Shark Café is a remote area in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, halfway between Baja California and Hawaii.

It is a popular winter and spring habitat for great white sharks. The area was first identified in 2002 by researchers at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station.

They were using satellite tracking tags to study great white sharks, and they found that three of four tagged sharks traveled to the Café during a six-month period after they were tagged off the central coast of California.

The researchers named the area the White Shark Café because it is a place where the sharks seem to gather and socialize.

They often swim in circles or in a line, and they sometimes even bump into each other.

The purpose of the White Shark Café is still unknown. Some scientists believe that the sharks go there to mate, while others believe that they go there to feed on seals and sea lions.

Whatever the reason, the White Shark Café is a fascinating place that is still being studied by scientists. It is a reminder of the amazing diversity and richness of life in the ocean.

Interesting facts about the White Shark Café:

  • The water temperature at the Café is typically between 55 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The area is home to a variety of marine life, including seals, sea lions, tuna, and swordfish.
  • The sharks hanging out in the Café are often seen swimming at depths of up to 1,000 feet.
  • The White Shark Café is a popular spot for researchers and photographers.


If you are interested in learning more about the White Shark Café, visit the Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, California, where the research on the Café was conducted.