Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:26 CDT
Locals are reporting a noticeable spike in shark sightings off the coast of Southern California this summer. Experts believe a variety of factors are contributing to the increased number of sightings, including clearer water causing more visibility.
But the spike isn’t just about more people looking for sharks. There actually have been more sharks, and experts say it’s because of the weather.
We’ve had near 70 degree water here in Southern California,” Dave Bater, a marine biologist, told KTLA 5. “This is [also] a place that’s full of baby shark food, which is small fishes.”
Because these animals don’t attack unless provoked, officials stated that there shouldn’t be any cause for Alarm.