There were no reported sightings of a great white shark at Stinson Beach Tuesday afternoon since reported sightings on Monday, a National Park Service spokeswoman said.
The shark, estimated to be about 10 to 15 feet long, was first spotted in the northern part of the beach by a lifeguard and fishing vessel 300 yards away from shore at 1:40 p.m., parks service spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet said.
The shark was seen again by the same lifeguard 50 yards away from shore along the surf line at 3:40 p.m. until 5 p.m., she said.
The shark was seen not far from the spot on the beach where a baby fin whale was found Monday morning, Picavet said. The whale died later that morning.
“Because the whale had beached itself it had sustained several wounds. It would not be unreasonable to think that the shark had been drawn by the residual evidence in the water,” she said.
Picavet said there is “no corroborated report of the shark feeding on any animals.”
The NPS has issued a five-day ban on swimming and surfing that went into effect on Monday, however people were still allowed to walk on the beach, she said.
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