Sharks can move around a lot, but they tend to hang out where theres plenty of food for them. The sharks with the big teeth that have edges like steak knives eat things like seals and sea lions. The ones with small, pointy teeth eat fish. The biggest shark is the whale shark. It can be 10 meters long. Other than whales, its the biggest animal on Earth. It has hundreds of rows of little teeth, but it doesnt use them. It filter feeds on plankton using its gills. It does visit the Santa Barbara coast on occasion.
I found a list of sharks that may be around Santa Barbara. Some are more common than others:
Broadnose Sevengill Shark
Bluntnose Sixgill Shark
Bigeye Thresher Shark
Feeding wild animals is usually not a good idea. It changes their behavior and may get them into trouble when they learn to connect people with food. This can be dangerous for both people and sharks. If you want to attract wild animals with food, stick to birds.
What kinds of things do you think would determine the range of a shark species (where in the world it lives)?