The headless body of a seal washed up yesterday afternoon off of the same Malibu coast where a shark was spotted Thursday.
But county lifeguard Capt. Terry Harvey said there could be no connection between the shark and the seal.
“There are all kinds of carcasses that wash up,” Harvey said. “It happens often. You can’t always relate it to that.”
Harvey said he hasn’t heard of another spotting of the shark, which was first sighted yesterday about a quarter-mile off the coast, which is why he believed there was no connection between the two.
Although some believed the shark could have been a Great White, KTLA5 reported it was possible that it could have been a Mako, which is similar in appearance.
Harvey said he did not know what type of shark it was but did know it was “fairly sizeable.”