Terrifying Video Shows Paddleboarders Swimming Beside 15 great White Sharks

Terrifying Video Shows Paddleboarders Swimming Beside 15 great White Sharks

Terrifying Video Shows Paddleboarders Swimming Beside 15 great White Sharks

The video above, from Wednesday, is from an Orange County Sheriff's Department helicopter and shows multiple sharks off of Capistrano Beach. And once in a while you'll see a shark jumping out of the water right next to a surfer.

Southern California saw a spike in shark sightings around this time a year ago, the AP reports, and marine officials say the shark appearances are the result of a "thriving aquatic ecosystem".

Long Beach's Fire Department has issued an advisory on the sharks "until further notice".

While it's not uncommon to spot sharks along the Southern California coast, they seem to be appearing in greater numbers.

It comes after several sharks were spotted in the shallow waters off the coast.

A great white shark attempted to bite into a diving cage this week. "The sting ray population have been kind of exploding over the last 50 years".

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"We should also not see the sharks' presence as a threat or inconvenience", he added.

Lowe said the part that is unknown is the extent to which global climate change is affecting marine animals in and near Southern California.

'Populations are coming back. Lowe told CBS News, shark population has increased because the USA has been protecting them and providing them with food. This is providing more sharks do not continue to appear in the area.

The sharks were spotted in the vicinity of a recent shark attack that left one woman injured, but alive. Quick-thinking beachgoers likely saved her life by using a surf leash as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding from a massive thigh wound.

Even though sightings have become common, attacks are rare.

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