Great white shark attacks sea lion off Linda Mar

By on Tue, August 31, 2010

Pacifica police are warning the public about a great white shark seen attacking a sea lion near Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, reports the AP. The shark was spotted about 200 yards offshore about 1pm on Monday.

[Pacifica police Capt. Fernando] Realyvasquez said a surfer in the water at the time saw a large amount of blood in the water as the shark thrashed about with the sea lion in its mouth.

Witnesses estimated the shark was anywhere from 18 to 25 feet long. After the sighting, two men in a small boat drove up and down the beach warning swimmers to get out of the water.