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Southern California beaches close after great whites spotted

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ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (KNBC) - Beaches in Orange County were closed again after multiple great white sharks, young and adult, were spotted along the coast in Huntington Beach on Monday, lifeguards said.

Lifeguards had just reopened the beach following shark sightings over the weekend.

Sunset Beach and Surfside Beaches were closed to swimmers and surfers after multiple sharks were spotted 50 yards off shore, Huntington Beach Marine Safety Lt. Claude Panis said. 

Huntington Beach police flew a chopper over the area and spotted several young sharks as well as at least three measuring 10 to 12 feet in length, Panis said.

On Sunday, several sharks, estimated to be anywhere from 8 to 12 feet in length, were spotted 150 yards off the coast at Sunset Beach.

The 1.1-mile closure from Seal Beach to Sunset Beach was reopened Monday morning, but closed once again after the sharks were spotted even closer to shore in the afternoon at 3:40 p.m.

There are no reports of aggressive behavior displayed by the great whites, Panis said.

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