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Sharks off Palm Beach, FL
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
Dreaming of a Florida vacation? You’re not the only one.
Tens of thousands of blacktip sharks are gathering off Florida’s southeast coast, as documented in astonishing photos and video by researchers recording the sharks’ seasonal migration to warmer water.
“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. They are that close,” Stephen Kajiura, the head of Florida Atlantic University’s shark lab, told CBS12.
The sightings are primarily near Palm Beach.
While the news may not be especially welcoming to the area’s tourists, who are also flocking to the coastal communities to escape the cold, Kajiura and his team of researchers are having a field day studying the creatures.
A photo posted by Sharkmigration (@sharkmigration) on Feb 12, 2016 at 1:15pm PST
“Successfully tagged 5 blacktip sharks with acoustic transmitters this morning. Great conditions — water was calm, flat, clear, and loaded with sharks,” they posted to their Shark Migration Facebook page Saturday.
The caption of an aerial photo on their Instagram account reads: “Lucky paddle boarder (lower left) about to encounter hundreds of sharks.”
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