If you were wanting to escape the winter weather by hitting the warm beaches in Florida, you might want to steer clear of the water. Thousands of sharks are migrating right off the coast of some popular beach towns.
Florida Atlantic University biological sciences professor Stephen Kajiura, captured video Friday morning of blacktip sharks invading the waters of Palm Beach, on Florida’s Atlantic coast.
Fantastic 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
The majority of shark bites that occur in Florida are attributed to this species, but there has never been a fatal attack credited to the blacktip shark in this region, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Blacktips, named by the black markings on the tips of their fins, are common in the warm coastal waters around South Carolina to Texas. The feed on fish, stingrays and squids, and have been known to follow fishing boats and feed on culled catches.