Well over 5,000 athletes a year successfully swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco. The key is to swim during "slack tide", when the currents are neither coming into the bay (flood tide) nor going out of the bay (ebb tide.) There are two men who have made the swim over 1,000 times apiece.
Most athletes wear wetsuits, but probably about a thousand do it without wetsuits. These athletes are acclimated by swimming in the bay almost daily. The water in the San Francisco by hovers around 50 degrees year-round... much too cold for most swimmers.
Recently, (2010) scientists who had tagged Great White Sharks at the Farallon Islands found that 7 of them entered the bay. However, there has never been a recorded shark attack in the San Francisco Bay.
No, there are people in Alcatraz.
No, there are just non-man eating sharks around the bay.
Nurse sharks, port Jackson's, sand tigers (not for about 50 yrs), 5 or 10 reef sharks nothing deadly. 300 years ago there where great whites but authorities took them out
yes very much so
Well Rough sharks live in the Pacific ocean most of the time and most of the rough sharks live around the golden gate bridge where Alcatraz was (a prison on a island in the San Francisco Bay).
Infested, no. Are there sharks? Absolutely. A great white shark took a sea lion right next to the Alcatraz Island landing on October 10, 2015.
Average temperature is around 65 degrees
No, but there are sharks in the water around Barbados.
Reef sharks and nurse sharks.
black tip sharks and nurse sharks with rare bull sharks around the winter months
Sharks don't "go" anywhere. There are some sharks in the waters around Spain.
Sharks were around before dinosaurs.
Yes, there are still plenty of Sharks around.
When Alcatraz first became a federal prison in 1934, wardens from all over the country were permitted to send their most incorrigible inmates to Alcatraz. Al Capone was amongst these inmates. Alcatraz began accepting inmates during August of 1934, so Al Capone was probably transferred to Alcatraz around that time.
The Person who Named Alcatraz was in charge of Alcatraz
Yes. Sharks circle the Indonesian Islands.
fish and other sharks
Why is Alcatraz famous?
around 1:00 usually.