A 4 metre long great white shark was seen swimming near Seal Island on False Bay which will please shark conservationists as they were worried about the lack of shark sightings on False Bay in 2019.
The City of Cape Town shared the news earlier in the day, and teams are on “high alert” warning beachgoers of any potential sightings nearer to the shore.
The @CityofCT has informed @SharkSpotters that a 4m white shark has been spotted at Seal Island in False Bay by @ApexSharks.
We are on high alert for any white shark sightings on the inshore and will update the public immediately should we see one. #BeSharkSmart
— Shark Spotters (@SharkSpotters) January 7, 2020
It is the second shark sighting on False Bay within a month as a bronze whaler was also spotted on Fish Hoek beach on False Bay in December.
Visitors were advised to steer clear of the water. Exclusion nets were deployed and a red flag was used to indicate an active alert.
A flag is raised during times of increased shark activity. This could be when conditions are conducive for the presence of sharks or a shark sighting.
Siren alarms are usually activated when a white flag is hoisted and beachgoers are cautioned to obey beach officials’ warnings and pay attention to warning flags.
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