La Jolla Shores, on the eastern side of the marine reserve, is the place to find angelsharks. During the autumn and winter months, the weird looking critters arrive in San Diego. With a flat body that is often mistaken for a ray, this creature can grow to over 5 feet. Because they often bury themselves under the sand to wait for prey these predators are easy to overlook.
Head into the ocean on the south side of Scripps Pier from the beach at Kellogg Park. Once in the water begin snorkeling west toward the La Jolla submarine canyon. This elusive sharks is often swimming or hiding in the region’s sand flats. Giant sheep crabs, hermit crabs, and shrimp are also often spotted in the area.
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