Lifeguards closed two miles of San Diego, California beach today (August 31, 2011) after a shark was reported sighted just south of Children’s Pool in La Jolla, according to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune.
About 2 p.m. Wednesday, three men in their 20s who were on boogie boards reported seeing a 12-inch tall dorsal fin at the beach off Casa Reef, just south of Children’s Pool in La Jolla, San Diego lifeguards said. . . The animal was swimming just past the surf break, said lifeguard Lt. Nick Lerma.
San Diego’s Mission Beach has reportedly been closed twice in the last week after sharks where reportedly spotted in the water there.
We have to agree with one of the quoted surfers who said: “It’s the ocean. There are sharks in there, whether we see them or not.”
[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]