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Shark sighting sparks concern in Del Mar

Shark advisory
Posted at 6:40 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 23:53:24-04

DEL MAR, Calif. (KGTV) -- Lifeguards in Del Mar urged caution Tuesday evening after several young white sharks were spotted off the coast.

According to the city, lifeguards spotted a juvenile shark Monday off 29th Street and again Tuesday off 15th Street. Specific times weren't mentioned by the city in a news release.

The city says neither shark approached the shore or showed aggressive behavior. “Shark experts told lifeguards there is no cause for concern,” the city said.

City officials say advisory signs posted Tuesday will remain in place for 24 hours.

“Coastal waters in Southern California are a known nursery habitat for white sharks, according the Shark Lab, which studies the physiological and behavioral ecology of marine animals and the effect of human activity on the ocean,” the city added.