Shark Sighting at Santa Claus Beach

Photo: Matt Harris

Edhat readers share their below photos of sharks seen off the coast of Santa Claus Beach on Saturday

By Matt Harris

Here are some shark photos from Santa Claus Lane on Saturday. I took them from my phone while paddleboarding. I saw three great white sharks between 5-8 ft.

By an edhat reader

Shark sighting at Santa Claus Beach on Saturday.


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  1. NBC: “A heatwave caused people across Southern California to flee to local beaches Saturday, but a shark sighting caused some visitors to flee.
    No one was injured, though members of the United States Coast Guard spotted eight sharks from a helicopter at about 3:15 p.m., according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.
    After being notified by the Coast Guard, county law enforcement notified all of their parks and beaches about the spotting. However, the Carpinteria Beach was not closed.”

  2. @:309 Well if NBC says it’s so… Pics aren’t great, but my many years of being in the water and worrying about sharks say its a dolphin. A shark by a populated COVID-19 beach gets more clicks though. That’s our new unbiased news these days.

  3. I don’t doubt that there are sharks off Santa Claus Lane, just as I suspect there are sharks up and down the coast. That being said, I don’t think that is a photo of a shark. Generally, when sharks swim at the surface, you can see both their dorsal and tail fins. If you only see one fin, odds are it is a dolphin.

  4. Hmm. Just tuned in to this one. Photos the poster on the paddleboard took are clearly a shark. How could the question of whether something seen in the ocean is a shark or a dolphin possibly become a political question?

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