El Nino weather patterns have created warmer waters off the coast of California and this has caused great white sharks to stay in the area through the winter. On Wednesday, 15 large sharks were spotted in the Orange County waters and the Sherriff’s office had to warn some paddle boarders they were surrounded by the apex predators.
Warnings were put up around the beaches in the area to stay out of the water and beware of the dangerous animals. Just two weeks ago a mother of three had her thigh bitten by a great white at San Onofre Beach as she waded in the water. Beachgoers possibly saved her life by using a surfboard leash as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding, according to Huffington Post.
Sharks were again spotted on Thursday but with the Sherrif and lifeguards on alert, there have been no reported injuries due to the sharks.