The City of Cape Town and the Shark Spotting Programme would like to make water users aware of the current high white shark activity in the inshore area of False Bay, particularly in the Muizenberg, Fish Hoek and Clovelly area. Yesterday, the 29 November, Shark Spotters recorded 5 sightings at Fish Hoek and 6 at Muizenberg, and this morning there has already been 2 sightings at Fish Hoek. For recent sightings at a Shark Spotter beach please visit The spotters are also recording more than one shark at any given time at both beaches and the sharks are very active and seem to be feeding. Yellowtail (Seriola lalandi) have been seen schooling in the area and it is likely that the white sharks are following and targeting the yellowtail, one of their known preferred prey species. The City and Shark Spotters are appealing to all water users to be extra vigilant at this time, to familiarize themselves with the recent shark activity in the area before entering the water, obey the shark siren, and to take note of the Shark Spotters` flags and signage for regular updates on shark sightings. People are reminded that this behaviour is normal shark behaviour for the summer period.

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