Sea lions terrorize San Francisco Bay swimmers in spate of attacks


A spate of a sea lion attacks prompted authorities to close part of San Francisco Bay to swimmers this week.

The Telegraph reports that three swimmers were attacked by sea lions in the space of a week around the same area in San Francisco Bay. The attacks prompted officials to close the Aquatic Park Cove, a popular spot for swimming near Fisherman’s Wharf, last week. The Cove re-opened on Wednesday.

Aquatic Park Cove is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, which is run by the National Park Service.

The attacks prompted the closure of Aquatic Park Cove to swimmers on Dec. 15. The Cove was initially scheduled to re-open on Monday Dec. 18. However, on Monday, officials announced that the site would be closed to swimmers until Wednesday.

On Thursday Dec. 14, San Francisco Fire Department reported that a swimmer was bitten on the arm by a sea lion in the waters off Aquatic Park Cove.

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