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Just two weeks after a pair of great white sharks were spotted off the coast of Orange County, at least a half dozen of them have been spotted in the same area—just hangin' out, passing the time.

On Monday morning Orange County Sheriff's officials were on patrol off the coast of Surfside when they spotted a large shark in the water. The deputies attached a GoPro camera at the end of a boat hook and lowered it into the water as the shark passed by, and captured the above, awesome footage.

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A scientist later confirmed that it was indeed a great white shark, and officials notified lifeguards and warned stand-up paddleboarders in the area to stay away.

The patrol boat later returned to the same spot that afternoon, and "almost immediately" spotted a shark. An OCSD helicopter was called to the area and captured this video of at least six (six!) sharks surrounding the fireboat. All of the sharks were about 5 to 6 feet long, making them all fairly young. They're probably not going to need a bigger boat.

As scary of a sight this might be, don't forget that shark attacks are very rare. You probably don't even taste that good anyway.