Thousands of Blacktip Sharks Seen Migrating off the Coast of Florida


Incredible new video shows tens of thousands of sharks just off the Palm Beach County coastline.

FAU biological sciences professor Dr. Stephen Kajiura who has been featured on “Shark Week” captured the video 500′ above the clear, blue Atlantic on Friday morning.

Kajiura shot the video as part of his weekly aerial black tip shark migration surveys covering the coastline from Miami Beach north to the Jupiter Inlet.

“It’s so cool,” he told CBS12. “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.”

Kajiura noted that he saw very few sharks south of Boynton Beach and in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

However, he said, “From Palm Beach to Singer Island, it was loaded–literally tens of thousands of sharks.”

He also saw high concentrations off the Jupiter Inlet. Why are sharks attracted to Palm Beach County? That’s one of the questions Kajiura will try to answer during his studies of the black tip shark migratory patterns while the creatures are off Palm Beach County these next few months.



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