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.
Corona del Mar acoustic receiver detected a soupfin shark.
Balboa Pier acoustic receiver detected a white shark.
Balboa Pier acoustic receivers detected a white shark.
An estimated six-foot shark was seen swimming near 56th Street at approximately 3:10 p.m. and again at 36th Street at 3:45 p.m. The shark was approximately 100-yards off shore. The shark was not acting aggressively, but as a precaution, Newport Beach lifeguards closed ocean access between the Newport Pier and Tower 65 (near Prospect Street).
An estimated eight-foot shark was seen swimming near 36th Street approximately 200-yards off shore. It was not acting aggressively, but lifeguards closed ocean access between the Newport Pier and 56th Street.
Sunday, October 2, 2016 The acoustic receiver at Newport Pier twice detected a shovelnose guitarfish at 11 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2016 The acoustic receiver at Newport Pier twice detected a different shovelnose guitarfish at 8 p.m. These fish were originally tagged at Scripps in La Jolla
Multiple reports of a shark swimming near the end of the Balboa Pier were received and confirmed. Newport Beach lifeguards posted an advisory on July 7 and it was lifted on July 8.