Thousands of sharks migrate off Florida coast (video)


Dreaming of a Florida vacation near Palm Beach? You’re not the only one.

Tens of thousands of blacktip sharks are gathering off Florida’s southeast coast in their yearly migration.

Sharks off Palm Beach, FLFantastic aerial survey flight this morning. Thousands of sharks off Palm Beach and up to Jupiter. Very few sharks spotted from Miami to Palm Beach. Really looking forward to instrumenting some sharks with transmitters tomorrow. Original 4K video uploaded for viewing – be sure to watch in HD.

Posted by FAU Shark Migration on Friday, February 12, 2016

“There are literally tens of thousands of sharks a stone’s throw away from our shoreline. You could throw a pebble and literally strike a shark.” says Stephen Kajiura, the head of Florida Atlantic University’s shark lab.

The sightings are primarily near Palm Beach.

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Sharks migrating through Palm Beach, Florida in February 2016. Photo: The Telegraph, UK

Scientists would like to know why the sharks appear to prefer Palm Beach County over other areas like in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

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