DEL MAR, Calif. (KGTV) -- Another shark sighting in Del Mar prompted lifeguards to leave in place signs warning swimmers to enter the water at their own risk.
According to lifeguards, the five-foot-long shark was spotted at 1 p.m. off 15th street as crews patrolled the area in a boat.
Lifeguards say the advisory signs will be taken down in 24 hours unless any more sharks are spotted in the area.
The sighting marks the fourth day in a row a shark has been spotted in the area.
Research biologists say if a shark is under six feet, they are juveniles and eat smaller fish, posing no threat to people.
“If I saw a sub-adult or anything over 6 feet, I would probably personally get out of the water,” Heidi Dewar, Research Biologist at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center said.
Dewar also has some tips on avoiding any possible shark attacks:
- Avoid the beach at dusk and dawn
- Stay away from river mouths
- Pay attention to lifeguards and their warnings