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Posted: August 15, 2014

Video shows shark near swimmer off SoCal beach


            Video shows shark near swimmer off SoCal beach
The great white shark is fearsome, fascinating and frequently in our waters. This is a photo of artist Luke Cresswell’s rendition of Carcharodon carcharias. CONTRIBUTED BY FERNBANK MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY



A shark sighting was confirmed off Manhattan Beach pier in Southern California on Thursday. (KTLA)

Video captured a person swimming in the water near the juvenile shark. This sighting comes a month after a swimmer was bit by a shark near the pier.

Aerial video showed four or five objects resembling sharks in the water south of the pier. According to KTLA, lifeguards monitored the sharks for about an hour, but never cleared the water.

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LA County Lifeguards tweeted, "It's very common to see juvenile white sharks off the southern CA coast. The juvenile sharks we have observed have been very docile."

The juvenile sharks have become a common appearance over the past several years, and the young sharks are non-aggressive unless provoked, according to the report.

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