So if I was on a paddle board and there were 15 great white sharks near me, I would've just called it a life.
The area, he said, was "heavily populated with great white sharks". Above, a great white shark that presumably did no such thing.
"The fact that we have so many sharks and so many surfers in the water with so few incidents, it's a testament that they don't normally make mistakes", said Nosal.
That was the chilling alert a sheriff's chopper blared at swimmers and paddleboarders on Wednesday as it hovered above the waters off Capistrano Beach in Dana Point and San Onofre State Beach in San Clemente - the site of a shark attack two weeks ago. The area was also put under shark advisory, according to an announcement by Camp Pendleton. "That prompted the warning".
OC Lifeguards Chief Jason Young told the Register people on the beach reported seeing a shark breach and had reinstated an advisory Thursday after dropping it the day before.
Marine safety officials posted warning signs up and down the beach after 10 sharks were spotted swimming just off the Long Beach peninsula in Southern California on Wednesday.
Some of the juvenile sharks spotted off the coast occasionally are 6 feet long.
Due to increased shark activity & the safety of our recreational beach users, sharks, & Marine Safety personnel a new advisory is in place, the agency posted via Twitter late Wednesday.
But those choosing to do so would be safer using crowded swimming spots and surf breaks, CSU Long Beach Shark Lab researcher Chris Lowe told KTLA 5.