Island Packers Boat Encounters Great Whites

Crew member videos sharks feasting in the Santa Barbara Channel

POSTED: 06:14 AM PST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 08:43 PM PDT Sep 30, 2013 
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Oxnard, Calif. -

An Island Packers boat had a memorable trip out of the Channel Islands Harbor Sunday.

The cruise came upon sharks dining on a dead whale.

Crew member Andrea Mill captured it all on video.

Islands Packers keeps track of the wildlife and recorded seeing three great whites and about a dozen blue sharks feeding on a Minke whale carcuss.

Island Packers cruises leave daily from the Channel Islands and Ventura harbors.

The company offers trips to the Channel Islands and non-landing cruises all year.

Crew members called the sightings during this trip rare.

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