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Five sharks spotted, Vic beaches closed

AAP logoAAP 6/01/2017 Luke Costin

A dangerous animal alert has been issued after five white sharks were spotted along Victoria's Surf Coast, closing two beaches.

The sharks, ranging from three to 3.5m in length were spotted between 2pm and 4pm on Friday.

A warning has been issued for Aireys Inlet, Big Hill, Eastern View, Fairhaven, Lorne, Memorial Arch, Moggs Creek.

Fairhaven beach has been closed.

Point Lonsdale beach was also closed after a shark sighting about 2pm on Friday.

Life Saving Victoria tweeted a picture of a shark spotted off Moggs Creek, near Fairhaven.

An LSV spokeswoman advised beachgoers to stay updated on beach closures via the Vic Emergency app and to always swim between the flags.

"There's not much our lifesavers can do for people who aren't swimming at patrolled beaches," she told AAP.

Sharks have been sighted each day this week, including on Sunday when 32 sharks were spotted in waters near Anglesea and Fairhaven.

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