Great White Sharks Spotted Off Northern California Coast

Officials are warning beachgoers to use caution.

By Doug Lazy on July 12, 2019
GANSBAAI, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 19: A Great White Shark is attracted by a lure on the 'Shark Lady Adventure Tour' on October 19, 2009 in Gansbaai, South Africa. The lure, usually a tuna head, is attached to a buoy and thrown into the water in front of the cage with the divers. The waters off Gansbaai are the best place in the world to see Great White Sharks, due to the abundance of prey such as seals and penguins which live and breed on Dyer Island, which lies 8km from the mainland. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

If you’re headed to the ocean to cool off this weekend, be cautious of what’s been spotted swimming in the water!

SFGate.comsays that there have been multiple reports of great white shark sightings off the coast of Half Moon Bay. In addition to eyewitness reports, pilots flying the coast have also spotted the sharks. The sharks were spotted about 40 yards off of Francis Beach.

“Officials are warning beachgoers to use caution.” 

The article says that great whites are common in this area as they return to feed here at the Farallon Islands following their migration into deep water. 


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