Stinson Beach Closed After Great White Shark Sighting

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 20, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Stinson Beach in California has been closed to swimming for at least 5 days after a great white shark that was at least 10-feet long was spotted on Monday.

Alexandra Picavet, spokeswoman for Golden Gate National Recreation Area, told KQED that the shark was seen by lifeguards, a fishing vessel and people on the beach.

The shark was likely drawn into the area by a juvenile fin whale that died after it became stranded on the beach. 

Reports of the shark attacking a seal near the beach haven’t been confirmed.

Stinson Beach is on Marin County, about 2.5 miles east-southeast of Bolinas and the 35 minute drive from Golden Gate Bridge. 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.