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VIDEO: School of great white sharks spotted off the coast of Carpinteria

Posted at 7:08 PM, Jun 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-13 02:41:00-04

Five juvenile great white sharks can be seen enjoying the Central Coast beaches this weekend.

Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Mike Eliason posted aerial footage to Twitter showing a school of sharks swimming just past the breaking waves at Santa Claus Beach in Carpinteria.

Experts say this is a popular nursery habitat for the great whites where they feed off stingrays and other small prey.

According to a 2014 study, the lifespan of great white sharks is estimated to be as long as 70 years or more.