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2 Great White Sharks Spotted Off California Beaches
By David Goodhue — AHN Reporter
Santa Cruz, CA (AHN) — Two great white shark sightings have been confirmed off the coast in central California.
Local media reports state that one of the sharks was filmed by a Capitola, Calif. man as the fish swam underneath the pier at Seacliff State Beach. A shark researcher confirmed the shark was a great white. It was thought to be a juvenile about 10 feet long.
Sean Van Sommeran, a scientist with the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation, spotted another great white while flying in a helicopter just a few miles south of where the younger shark was seen.
The shark was a female, he said, and is about 16 feet long.
Shark experts say it’s not unusual to see great white sharks off Santa Cruz this time of year.