Kayakers report 2 sharks near La Jolla Cove

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SAN DIEGO -- Lifeguards surveyed an area where multiple people reported seeing two sharks and determined they did not need to shut down the beach Monday afternoon.

Lifeguards tweeted that after searching the water and using a helicopter to survey the area, they determined the animals spotted were juvenile soupfin sharks that are not aggressive and do not pose danger to swimmers.

Kayakers told lifeguards they spotted two sharks in the water near La Jolla Cove Monday.

San Diego Fire-Rescue said lifeguards were patrolling the water and interviewing people who may have seen the sharks to get more information.

Officials issued an aggressive shark warning at Cardiff State Beach after a shark was spotted off the coast of Encinitas earlier this month. A badly injured sea lion washed up on shore a short time after the sighting, and lifeguards said it appeared the shark had attacked the sea mammal.

A week prior, a shark advisory was issued in Carlsbad.

In most cases, the warnings for swimmers and surfers are lifted after 24 hours.

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