Hammerhead shark keeps company with San Diego boaters

Beaches were closed in San Diego, California after sharks were spotted by kayakers.


SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CNN) – SAN DIEGO (AP) – The coast seems to be clear after shark sightings Saturday and Sunday along the San Diego coastline.

San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Lee Swanson said no sharks were seen Monday after kayakers saw a hammerhead shark twice over the weekend.

On Saturday, the shark was circling and video was taken. Shark experts say the movement was aggressive so authorities closed a two-mile stretch of La Jolla Shores for 24 hours.

Another hammerhead was seen Sunday. Swanson said it was farther off shore so the beach was reopened with a warning to swimmers.

When no shark was sighted Monday, the warning was lifted.

Lee says there hasn’t been a shark sighting in La Jolla Shores for about three years.

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