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Thousands of Sharks Are Migrating off the Coast of Florida Right Now

A survey flight has captured footage of thousands of blacktip sharks making their way up the coast of Florida. 

Every year tens of thousands of blacktip sharks make the migration up the Treasure coast off of Florida in the spring. They usually make their way from southern Florida back up to Georgia and the Carolinas. This year they seem to be favoring Palm Beach.

“It seems the sharks really like Palm Beach. They like Palm Beach County for some reason,” said Stephen Kajiura, professor of biological sciences at Florida Atlantic University.

The sharks swim just yards from the shore in order to target mullet and menhaden and potentially protect themselves from larger sharks in deeper water.

Check out a shark survey flight that caught the migration on film.

Beach goers should be aware that the migration is taking place. Blacktip sharks are known to be unpredictable and in the shallow, murky waters it can be hard for them to differentiate between a foot and a fish.

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Thousands of Sharks Are Migrating off the Coast of Florida Right Now