"You can see what looks like teeth marks and I just can't think of anything else that could have done this," a witness told British tabloid media. But experts say white sharks are not known in the region.
Wildlife photographer Euan Rannachan spoke to Newsweek about his underwater adventures with the apex predators.
The shark was tagged in September by researchers from non-profit OCEARCH near Nova Scotia in Canada,
The diver was hit by "a major adrenaline rush" as she encountered the huge creature.
Shark was likely attacked during "very violent" attempt at mating.
"I was about 75 per cent sure I wasn't going to make it back to the boat," the fisherman said.
"The most epic thing I've ever witnessed on the water," said commercial fisherman Matt Riley on Instagram alongside two videos showing the large shark swimming close to his boat on August 28.
"It was by far the most horrifying moment of my entire life," survivor Deborah Scaling-Kiley said, recalling seeing her friend killed.
A fellow passenger captured the incredible moment the shark leaped at their boat.
The 20-foot-long shark featured in National Geographic's film 'World's Biggest Great White?'
Police are investigating the legs, but aren't yet sure if any laws have been broken.
"That's an immense amount of power you need to take a bite out of another shark like that," a shark expert commented.
The migratory patterns of these sharks are not well understood.
"When confronted by orcas, white sharks will immediately vacate their preferred hunting ground and will not return for up to a year."
"It all happened quickly, but I turned and saw that it had one of my legs in its mouth."
"It's chasing me."
Melissa Brunning said it was not the shark's fault.
The victim wasn't injured in the encounter.
Two groups of sharks spotted from San Diego County to Long Beach, prompting 48-hour warning just weeks after a near-fatal bite in San Diego County.
The legendary golfer understands the worries of Rory McIlroy and others who have opted out.
As it turns out, the cage isn't edible. Barely.