Credible Great White Shark Sighting Reported in Santa Barbara
People heading to the beach in Santa Barbara are being advised of a credible shark sighting. Just before 5:30 pm on Tuesday, a surfere at Leadbetter Point reported seeing the shark about 5 feet away, with the dorsal fin and tail fin out of the water. Judging by the reported 6 to 7 foot spread between the shark's fins and the reported color and girth, this is being treated as a credible great white shark sighting. The City's Waterfront and Parks and Recreation Department posted warning signs at 14 locations near city beaches and one on each of the lifeguard towers between Ledbetter Point and East Beach. No beaches are being closed but the public is being advised to enter the water at their own risk.