Sharks spotted off San Clemente Pier; advisory in place

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Multiple sharks were spotted close to shore off the San Clemente Pier on Friday, prompting lifeguards to issue an advisory. (What appears to be a shark is seen in the waters off the San Clemente Pier on Friday, June 2, 2017.)

Multiple sharks were spotted close to shore off the San Clemente Pier on Friday, prompting lifeguards to issue an advisory.

The sharks were spotted around 10:30 a.m. approximately 2 miles off the pier. Orange County Lifeguards said Capo Beach was placed under a shark advisory.

A coordinated effort was underway with the Orange County Sheriff's Department and Cal State Long Beach shark lab to tag the sharks.

No beaches were closed as a result of the sightings.

This is the latest of several shark sightings in recent months. In April, a woman was wading in the water at a San Onofre beach when a shark, likely a great white, bit her on the upper thigh.

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