Stinson Beach Reopens After Great White Shark Sighting

STINSON BEACH (CBS SF) – Stinson Beach reopened to swimmers, surfers and boogie boarders on Sunday after a five-day closure prompted by a great white shark sighting.

There have been no sightings since the shark was spotted last Monday afternoon, National Park Service spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet said Monday morning.

The shark, estimated to be between 10 and 15 feet long, was seen multiple times in the water near the northern part of the beach, Picavet said.

The first sighting was at about 1:30 p.m. that day, and the shark was seen again along the surf line about an hour and a half later.

Picavet said it is possible the shark was attracted to the waters near Stinson Beach by a baby fin whale that was found on the beach Monday morning. The whale later died and was buried away from the water line.

Picavet said, however, “It’s not uncommon to have sharks in that area.”

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