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Now You See It: Sharks invade popular California beach

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Sharks were spotted swimming in the waters off of Manhattan Beach (Source: KTLA/CNN) Sharks were spotted swimming in the waters off of Manhattan Beach (Source: KTLA/CNN)
LOS ANGELES, CA (KTLA/CNN) - Visitors at a Southern California beach got a bit of a scare this week. Sharks were spotted swimming in the waters off of Manhattan Beach, a little too close for comfort.

"And then, all of the sudden, I see like a fin, you know, I can tell it was a shark," says one visitor.

Other sharks were spotted a little further out, watching swimmers pass by.

"It's been a common sighting around here for the last three years or so to see juvenile white sharks in the area and those were determined to be non-aggressive," said Captain Jeff Horn of the LA County Lifeguards.

Lifeguards were alerted to about four or five sharks swimming just south of the pier. They didn't clear the water, but kept a close eye on the sharks.

"Once we found out that the animals were eight feet or below, we stood by, we monitored them for about an hour, and when they were found to be non-aggressive, we abandoned our activities there," says Horn. He adds, "They went their ways and we went our ways."

Experts say sharks, especially juveniles, traditionally do not attack humans.

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