Photos: There Are Sharks Hanging Out By The Santa Monica Pier Now
Remember those totally harmless, duck-fearing leopard sharks casually chilling in the canals of Venice a couple months ago? Today some more leopard sharks were spotted just off the Santa Monica Pier. The folks at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium sent out some pictures of the leopard sharks—apparently there are a lot of them and some big ones, too.
When the sharks were spotted in Venice in February, aquarium manager Jose Bacallao said that those little guys looked like they were only a year old. Leopard sharks can get up to 5 feet long, so Bacallao said he expected the sharks to leave the canals once they started growing. And no, you don't have to worry about attacks, unless you're a crab or a much smaller fish.