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More Sharks Spotted Near Hawaii Beaches


Hawaii swimmers beware. After two days of shark worries, a string of sightings shuts down yet another beach.

State wildlife officials report confirmed sightings Monday of 15 large sharks along the northwest side of the Big Island.

Three beaches are now closed along the Kawaihae coast. Hapuna State Park and Waialea Bay were closed Sunday because of shark sightings. Now add Spencer Beach Park to that list.

Lifeguards at Hapuna beach say the animals appeared to be tiger sharks ranging in size from about 6-feet to 16-feet long.

It’s unknown if they’re the same sharks seen in that area over the weekend.

Officers with the fire department and Department of Land and Natural Resources have been tracking the sightings and are warning everyone in that area to stay out of the water until further notice.

It’s probably best to just work on your tan.

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More Hawaii Beaches Closed…


More beaches were closed on the windward side of Oahu yesterday while officials investigate reports of a body in the water off of Bellows beach and a large shark exhibiting aggressive behavior near Kailua Beach.

Lifeguards, police and the fire department were originally called out at about 3:30 p.m. because of a report of intestinal remains found near Kailua Beach. Ew.

While investigating the report, officials noticed a large shark behaving aggressively and called the state Department of Land and Natural Resources to close the beach, Cheplic said.

No body had been found as of early yesterday evening.

Signs have been posted from Kailua Beach Park to Bellows warning people to stay out of the water.

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Tiger Shark Closes Hawaii Beaches


Hawaii officials closed Hapuna and Wailea beaches this afternoon after a 12-foot tiger shart was seen about 30 yards off shore.

Anyone planning to visit beaches in the South Kohala area better watch their backs.

Officials are monitoring the water for shark activity and will re-evaluate the closure tomorrow morning.

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Shark Sighting Closes California Beach


California’s Stinson Beach has been closed to swimmers and surfers after a great white shark was spotted Sunday night.

The shark, which was eight to 10 feet long, was seen about 7 p.m. about 125 yards from shore.

Warning signs have been posted and the Stinson Beach will remain closed until Friday.

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Hanalei Bay Closed After Shark Sighting (Again)

Kaua’i Ocean Safety officials have closed Hanalei Bay until further notice after a shark was spotted in the area this morning. Didn’t this just happen like two weeks ago?

This time, lifeguards saw an 8-to-10-foot shark and posted signs to alert beach-goers.

Hanalei Bay will be reopened when it is “deemed safe for the public to re-enter the water.”

Those wanting to spend time in the ocean today are urged to go to elsewhere.

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