Avoid the Pacific near San Clemente, CA

Paddle-boarders in the waters off Capistrano Beach in Dana Point, California, got the scare of their lives on Wednesday. While they were enjoying their sessions, the Orange County Sheriff's Department announced from a helicopter that at least 15 great white sharks had been spotted in the area and advised the boarders to calmly exit the water.

"Attention in the water. This is the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Be advised State Parks is asking us to make an announcement to let you know that you are paddle-boarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks. They're advising you exit the water in a calm manner. The sharks are as close as the surf line."

San Onofre State Beach in San Clemente, where there was a shark attack two weeks ago, received a similar warning.

Experts says that the young sharks are being drawn to the coastline by the warm waters and a large supply of food. (Los Angeles Times)

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