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Shark warnings issued for beaches in San Luis Obispo County

September 26, 2011 |  7:09 pm

Shark sightings

Shark warnings have been issued for several San Luis Obispo County beaches after at least two sharks were sighted, including one spotted Monday eating a seal near Cayucos.

Pismo Beach, Shell Beach and Cayucos are among the areas where warning signs have been posted, the San Luis Obispo County Fire Department said.

A shark was spotted Saturday morning in kelp beds about 100 yards off shore in the the Dolphin Bay area north of Shell Beach. The shark was about 12 feet long and dark gray, Capt. Jane Schmitz said.

She said a shark was sighted on Sunday in the same general area and was believed to be the same one seen the day before. All beaches in the county remain open.

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Map shows area where a shark was spotted. Credit: Google Maps

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