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Cape Shark migration season sets in

Cape beachgoers are warned of an increase in shark activity as the migration season begins.

FILE. Cape beachgoers warned of an increase in shark activity as the migration season begins. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Beachgoers have been urged to be more cautious after several shark sightings along the Western Cape coast.

Authorities have warned of an increase in shark activity as the migration season sets in.

A number of local beaches have had to be closed in recent weeks to keep water users safe.

Late last week Fish Hoek beach had to be closed to the public after authorities spotted a shark.

The beach was re-opened two hours later.

However, Shark Spotters' Sarah Waries says the risk of encountering a shark is small.

"There are still some things that you can do to further reduce that risk; stay in shallow water, if you see a lot of bird activity or seals and dolphins in the area then know that means there's fish that attract the sharks."

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