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Popular beaches shut down amid sharp rise in shark attacks

Two more shark attacks in a matter of hours are forcing swimmers out of the ocean, closing beaches and prompting increased security in the oceans. NBC’s Jesse Kirsch reports for TODAY on what’s behind the recent string of attacks.



Surfing hotspots are being forced to close due to an increase in shark attacks.

Time: three hours and thirty minutes

Swimmers are being forced to leave the water after two shark attacks in the span of a few hours. Beaches have been closed and increased security has been implemented in the oceans. It’s TODAY that NBC’s Jesse Kirsch explains the recent spate of attacks.