Californian beach-goers have been warned to enter the water at their own risk after a disturbing sign appeared on the weekend, warning of sharks.
There were two confirmed great white sightings at Morro Bay, California, since Friday, according to local reports.
A shark, believed to be between 2.5 and 3 metres in length, was spotted about 90 metres west of the entrance to a nearby campground Friday, according to the notices posted in the area.
A second sighting was confirmed about 45 metres offshore from a local high school, ABC 13 California reported.
There were no reported injuries while the warning was in place, which has since expired.
California State Parks officials posted the signs following the reported sightings, “just so people are aware,” the agency’s Dan Falat told The Fresno Bee.
“Sharks are a natural part of the ocean ecosystem,” Falat said. “This is a reminder that there has been one seen, but they’re not looking for us.”
Officials believe the sightings were likely the same shark.
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