On Sunday morning, a kayaker reported seeing a shark while paddling about two miles off the coast of La Jolla Shores. Later several lifeguards at the beach saw an 18-24 inch fin coming towards to shore but it went back after coming 50 feet from the shore. After the reports lifeguards issued the warning for the swimmers in the area.
Since then several people reported seeing shark in the water. After checking out lifeguards found out all reports to be of dolphin sightings not shark. Lifeguard spokesman told that since Sunday we received several shark sightings reports all of which turned out to be dolphin.
Lifeguards said that most people reported seeing fin. Since dolphins also have fins people got confused. After the sightings on Sunday there were no credible reports of shark sightings therefore lifeguards have removed the warning of sharks from the La Jolla beach.
Lifeguards also tried to explain people difference between fin of shark and dolphin so there won't be a panic every time someone sees a fin. Sharks fins are bigger and more triangular comparing to dolphin's fins.
tags: Shark Sightings, Great White Shark, La Jolla, Beach, Dolphins