The Arenal seaside in L’Hospitalet de l’Toddler (Tarragona) was closed on Monday afternoon for 3 hours after two sharks had been sighted near the shoreline, native police sources have reported.
The sighting was at twelve midday, when a lifeguard and numerous bathers noticed two sharks close to the seaside. They instantly notified the emergency companies and the crimson flag was raised.
The sharks, in line with these sources, could be of the nice blue species, frequent in these waters and measuring about three meters lengthy.
The seaside, which in line with the police was filled with bathers at the moment, was closed and individuals who had been within the water had been instructed to return to land.
As soon as the animals moved away from the seaside, the Arenal was reopened for bathing.
The blue shark (Prionace glauca), along with the bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus) is, the one medium-sized shark which remains to be comparatively ample within the Costa Brava with numbers usually rising within the heat months of the 12 months (from Might to October), when the water column is stratified.