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Great White shark suspected off Oregon Coast

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Marine experts suspect that a Great White shark could be hiding out off the Oregon Coast.

Four animals have been attacked by sharks in waters off Clatsop County in the last few weeks, including two adult Harbor seals, one Steller sea lion and a Striped dolphin.

Experts believe the animals were close to shore when they were attacked.

The bites seen on the animals are believed to be either from a Great White shark or Seven Gill shark.

"Seeing shark bites isn't alarming, we see that quite often, but not this close together. What it tells me is something is hanging around pretty close," said Keith Chandler with Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

If you surf in the area, or know anyone that does, please be aware of surrounding waters.

Matthew Talley said he's always on the look out for sharks when he's surfing and he'll keep doing that.

"It's always in the back of your mind, I look around quite a bit. You probably wouldn't see one. I'm sure they've seen me but I don't see them. You're in their environment, but I don't really feel a big concern about it," said Talley.

Marine experts sent a warning to not surf at dawn or dusk, or when the ocean water is especially murky.

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