Update – 15 (No, Make That 25) MORE Great Whites. Another Day In The Water, Another Great White… Watch Shark In The Wave Behind Surfer

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Another Day, Another 25 Sharks In The Water: KABC reports San Clemente beaches closed after 25 sharks spotted off coast.

All beaches remained closed in San Clemente Monday after more than two dozen sharks were spotted off the coast.

Up to 25 sharks were seen in the waters on Sunday within 25 yards of the beach between Cotton’s Point and Capistrano Beach, some up to 10 feet long.

Monday morning, two great white sharks were seen off the coast. Fisherman Spencer Wonder even hooked and released one of them while he was fishing off San Clemente Pier.

Sunday’s sightings were the most sharks spotted in the area so far.

Scientists believe there are a number of reasons behind the increase in shark sightings off our coast. These reasons may include a change in weather patterns that impact migration. Officials also want to remind beachgoers that the ocean is the sharks’ home, so people should stay away when there are sightings.

“A healthy shark population is indicative of a healthy marine ecosystem altogether. They’re the predator, they’re the apex predator, top of the line. So if they’re able to survive and sustain and grow at the rate we’re witnessing, that means it’s a very healthy bottom trophic level environment,” Wonder said.

Signs were posted along San Clemente beaches warning people to stay out of the water for now.

05/16/2017 Twelve Foot Boat, Eight Foot Sharks (What could go wrong?): Watch CBS 8 shark video of eight foot ‘juvenile’ great whites circling around a two-man 12 foot boat near Capistrano Beach.

CBS News 8 – San Diego, CA News Station – KFMB Channel 8

Shark Psychology 101 Explained?  What to do if a shark is in the water with you… Do you ask the shark(s), “How was your day? Did your parents treat you with respect? Do you feel worthy? Have you had enough to eat today?” Or, do you just get out of the water as fast as you can. Click here to learn more shark attack tips .

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05/12/2017 Update – Just What Is Normal Shark Behavior? SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) Eric Kahnert reports from San Onofre State Beach with the explanation of, “Just what makes for an aggressive shark? What is normal and what is not?”

CBS News 8 – San Diego, CA News Station – KFMB Channel 8

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05/11/2017 Update – Another Day In The Water, 15 MORE Great Whites: Fox 5 San Diego reports that beachgoers heard this broadcast from a helicopter loudspeaker as they paddleboarded in the waters off Capistrano Beach in Orange County on Wednesday “You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,” is not something you want to hear when you’re enjoying a day at the beach.

The lifeguards went on to say, “We are advising that you exit the water in a calm manner. The sharks are as close as the surfline,” Orange County Sheriff Deputy Brian Stockbridge is heard saying on a video shot from a helicopter overlooking the beach.

The school of sharks was spotted by Orange County Sheriff’s Duke 1 helicopter around 1:30 p.m.

Later in the evening, another group of great white sharks was spotted more than 50 miles north of Orange County, off the coast of Long Beach. The Long Beach Fire Department issued a shark advisory, for the area warning all beach patrons to enter the beach “at their own risk.”

Another Great White Sighting David G. Woodward was surfing at Bluffs Campground in San Onofre State Park. He had a new GoPro mounted to his surfboard.

He captured his close encounter with a great white shark.

Woodward writes, “All of a sudden a great white shark appeared in the next wave. He was about 10 feet away swimming from left to right in front of me.”

Woodward added in his comment that he doesn’t believe the shark had any ill intent. “The juveniles aren’t typically a threat to us. This one seemed a bit more curious than most (which was a little disconcerting); but if he had meant me harm, he had ample opportunity. Instead, he went about his merry way.”

If you watch the video, you will notice his ‘hastened paddle style’ has been enhanced.

Click here to Watch the great white encounter with the surfer


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