Shark sighting prompts Oregon beach warning
Story Published: Aug 9, 2009 at 6:46 PM PDT
By Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police in Seaside, Ore., are warning beach crowds to watch out for sharks.Police officers on Sunday drove up and down the beach and used loudspeakers to announce a shark sighting.
Lt. Dave Ham says lifeguards saw a distinctive dorsal fin on Sunday and a lifeguard came across a porpoise Saturday that had been bitten up.
The beach was not closed.Ham says officials at the Seaside aquarium told him warm waters have moved closer to shore, brining in seals and porpoises, which attract sharks.
The porpoise was tasty, by the way.
(Note to self: find way to hide stupid dorsal fin... it keeps giving you away)