2 sharks spotted by shark research foundation near Santa Cruz County

1:17 PM, Sep 15, 2012   |    comments
  • Shark spotted off of Santa Cruz County coast during aerial patrol. Photo courtesy of Pelagic Shark Research Foundation.
  • Shark spotted off of Santa Cruz County coast during aerial patrol. Photo courtesy of Pelagic Shark Research Foundation.
  • Shark spotted off of Santa Cruz County coast during aerial patrol. Photo courtesy of Pelagic Shark Research Foundation.
    
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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA - Two great white sharks were spotted off the coast of Santa Cruz County Friday.

The sharks were seen during an aerial patrol of the area by the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation, Foundation spokesperson Sean Van Sommeran said.

One shark, 12-14 feet long, was spotted near the concrete ship at Seacliff State Beach.

The other shark, which was larger, about 16-feet, was spotted stalking dolphins off of Le Selva Beach.

The foundation keeps track of white sharks in Monterey with ID tags, transmitters and aircraft patrols.

Sommeran said researchers planned another aerial patrol for Saturday to try and look for the sharks again.

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