Sharks spotted off Southern California coast prompts warning for beachgoers

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13 May, 2017

Safety officials said the 10-20 great whites had come within 10 feet of the shoreline, but said the sharks have not shown aggressive behavior.

Orange County Lifeguards Chief, Jason Young, told the Register that there were two reports of shark sightings in the Capo Beach area.

The sharks were spotted at Dana Point, near where a woman was bitten by a shark last month, the Orange County Register reported.

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After getting the ok, the officer went on to warn people on a loudspeaker: "This area is heavily populated with large great white sharks, please do not enter the water".

The activity was reported by a surfer who had a "very close encounter with a shark", a Camp Pendleton spokeswoman told the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Shark warnings were already in place for the region. They've been protected in USA waters since 2005.

"Shark populations are increasing", said marine biologist Chris Lowe.

"I don't think we should be beach people anymore". Sharks keep food webs in balance, stabilize other fish populations, and prevent the fish they prey on from taking over vital sea grass bed habitats. Most people who get attacked by the terrifying fish survive, as nature writer Sy Montgomery told The Washington Post past year.

Stockbridge said announcements have been given via intercom to surfers and beachgoers a few times in the a year ago, mostly in the Sunset Beach area in Huntington. "We'd spot them periodically, and towards the end of the summer they disappeared".

Shark sightings are not uncommon in California, but attacks are rare.

That increased number may just mean there are more sharks, Lowe said.


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