There have been several great white shark sightings in the last week off the coast of Sunset Beach and the Seal Beach area of Surfside.
Although the highest concentration of the sharks have been sighted at the west end of Surfside near the harbor entrance jetty, they have also been seen near Warner Ave. Per the shark policy adopted by the OC Lifeguard Chiefs, Shark Advisory Signs have been posted in Surfside, along the entire Sunset Beach surf line, and along the northern section of Bolsa Chica State Beach as well. These advisory signs will remain for twenty four hours after sharks are no longer sighted in the area.
HB1 and Huntington Beach lifeguards will be working with a marine biology professor from Cal State University, Long Beach to tag and track the activity of the sharks. The presence of juvenile sharks in the shallow waters of the surf line along the coast of California is not unusual. At this time, there are no warnings to stay out of the water, but biologists and Marine Safety officials advise not to provoke or interfere with the sharks. The sharks are juvenile sharks and feed on stingrays. If someone sees a shark in an area, they can report it to the nearest lifeguards.
For further questions regarding shark activity, contact Huntington Beach Marine Safety, 714-536-5281.