Sorry, beach bums. The waters off Palm Beach County coastline are currently occupied by about 10,000 blacktip sharks as part of their annual winter migration.
reports Florida Atlantic University professor Stephen Kajiura
captured a mildly terrifying aerial video of the sharks that has gone viral. The video is part of a weekly migration survey of the sharks that extends from Miami Beach to Jupiter.
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 viernes, 12 de febrero de 2016
"It's so cool," Kajiura told the TV station. "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 told the Sun Sentinel
that blacktip sharks "normally spend between mid-January to mid-March off the South Florida coast in search of warmer water and food." However, this year, the sharks have run late. The Sun Sentinel
reports attacks by the sharks are not likely.