Tens of Thousands of Sharks Seen Near Florida

Black tip shark migration spotted near Palm Beach
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2016 6:10 PM CST
A screenshot from Stephen Kajiura's video.   (YouTube)
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(Newser) – Want to go swimming off the coast of Palm Beach, Fla.? Cool, just know tens of thousands of sharks are there too. Biological sciences professor Stephen Kajiura shot stunning video of the black tip shark migration, which runs from Miami Beach up to the Jupiter Inlet. "It's so cool," he tells CBS 12. "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." People are still swimming in the area and no beaches have been shut down—seems locals know "what precautions to take," ABC News reports. Kajiura says black tips rarely bite people in this area, and no black tip bites in Florida have been fatal. The sharks are known to feed on squids, stingrays, and fish, CNN reports. (Read more sharks stories.)

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