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Huntington Beach Coastline Saw a Shark

Huntington Beach Coastline Saw a Shark

Huntington Beach Coastline Saw a Shark

Huntington Beach Coastline Saw a Shark

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  • The shark was said to be up to 12 feet long.
  • The shark was spotted close enough that the city deemed it necessary to close the area.
  • Dr. Chris Lowe recommends remaining calm and maintaining eye contact with the shark.
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On Monday afternoon, swimmers at Huntington Beach saw a shark.

Following the sighting, Sunset Beach’s water between Warner Avenue and Anderson Street was blocked down. By 6:00 p.m., the closure had been removed.

The shark might have reached a length of 12 feet. According to a Huntington Beach representative; the beach has to limit access to the water for at least four hours in order to comply with city regulations.

Uncertainty surrounds the shark’s proximity to the coast; but it was close enough that the authorities decided to restrict the area.

According to experts, shark sightings are getting more frequent and shark populations are growing. In a video, Dr. Chris Lowe, a professor of marine biology; and the head of Cal State Long Beach’s “Shark Lab”; offered advice on what to do if you see a shark.

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Dr. Lowe advises remaining composed and keeping your gaze fixed on the shark.

“If you come across a shark, you should hit it in the eye, the snout; or put your hand in the gills; these are all effective ways to defend yourself.

delicate tissues “explained Dr. Lowe.

Additionally, he claimed that the likelihood of encountering a shark; decreased with beach crowding.

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