In order to collect the recorded information, lifeguards remove the receivers from the water to download the data. Once the information is downloaded, the receivers are replaced in the water. The receivers are collected weekly (normally on Monday) during the summer months and will be collected more frequently if a known event occurs in our ocean waters. During non-peak months, the receivers will be regularly collected bi-monthly or monthly.
Following is a log of recorded detection from the acoustic receivers and/or confirmed sightings in Newport Beach's ocean waters. This information is updated as detections are documented from the acoustic receivers in our ocean waters or as confirmed sightings occur. You can view previous recordings by clicking on the "archived news" link below.
On 09/13/17 the Balboa Pier acoustic receiver detected a white shark three times between 8:05am and 8:11am.
On 08/31/17 the Balboa Pier acoustic receiver detected at 6' white shark at 1:15pm.
A 6-foot white shark was detected at the Newport Pier several times between 7:30p.m. and 7:37p.m. There was one detection for the same animal at the Balboa Pier at 8:27p.m.
Shark sighted 1.25 miles of the Santa Ana River mouth.