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Palm Beach’s Sharks…

March 8, 2013

shark– – Just when you thought that it was safe to get back into the water again, tens of thousands of blacktip and spinner sharks are migrating north up the eastern coast of the U.S., shutting down beaches in Florida!

Now shark sightings are not uncommon for South Florida beaches, and their migration is an annual occurrence.  What’s uncommon, however, is that the migration usually starts and ends sooner, well ahead of spring break season.  Blacktip sharks only account for 20% of unprovoked shark attacks in Florida, but with 15,000 sharks counted by researchers and some less than 200 yards from shore, lifeguards aren’t taking chances…


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