“I’m not sure what it was,” she told CBS Los Angeles. “But it definitely scared me when I thought it might be a shark.”
“Many local surfers and lifeguards have seen this and believe it to be a shark,” Emerson told KTLA. “Of course, I told my kids it was dolphin, as we live at the beach and are in the waters here almost daily.”
Though dolphins are often spotted at Manhattan Beach, there are occasionally sightings of great white sharks.