San Onofre beach known as shark 'hot spot'

The stretch of beach in north San Diego County where a 35-year-old woman nearly lost her life in a shark attack last weekend lures surfers with its legendary waves and wealth of surf breaks.

But something about it also draws great white sharks, experts say.

Chris Lowe, a professor of marine biology and director of the Shark Lab at Cal State Long Beach, said his research confirms what surfers have long noticed: San Onofre is one of Southern California’s white shark “hot spots.”

deborah.brennan@sduniontribune.com

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