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Shark Warning Signs Up At Santa Barbara Beaches Again After Fresh Great White Shark Sighting

Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012 4:26pm

It’s almost become a regular event this summer.

Yet another Great White Shark appearance off the Santa Barbara County coastline has prompted warning signs to again go up at some local beaches.

A fisherman spotted a 15 foot long Great White near the entrance channel to Santa Barbara Harbor around 2:30 this afternoon.

The City of Santa Barbara’s Waterfront Department put up 14 warning signs at local beaches, plus signs on its five lifeguard towers.

The beaches are still open, but the signs advise swimmers, and surfers they go into the ocean at their own risk. If there are no further sightings for 72 hours, under city protocol the signs will come down Thursday afternoon.

There have been multiple sightings along the city’s coastline in recent weeks, as well as an attack on a sea lion by a Great White off the city’s coastline.

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