Some CT beaches reopen

A number of Cape Town beaches had to be closed due to an increase in shark activity.

Fish Hoek beaches closed due to an increase in shark activity. Picture: Mia Spies/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Various Cape Town beaches, which were closed due to an increase in shark activity, were reopened on Thursday.

A number of great white sharks have been present along the False Bay shoreline after a decomposed whale carcass washed ashore at St. James this week.

St. James, Muizenberg, Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay beaches were closed since Tuesday.

Some children playing in the shallow water say they are aware of a warning but will not go in too deep.

Sixteen sharks were spotted between Muizenberg and Fish Hoek on Wednesday and one in Fish Hoek today.

Although the number has decreased, Shark Spotters say visibility remains poor.

The organisation's Sarah Titley says it has been challenging keeping Capetonians out of the water.

Although the whale carcass has been removed, blubber and oil near the shore still attract sharks.