[Video] Pilot Observes Massive Patches Of Something In The Water. What An Incredible Experience!


“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. ”

A professor of biological science at Florida Atlantic University makes a flight along the south Florida coast once a week to survey the marine biology and habitat from the air.

But what Dr. Stephen Kajuira is most focused on is blacktip sharks, specifically their migratory and mating patterns that bring them to south Florida every year, according to WPTV.

In doing his work, Kajuira noticed that the thousands upon thousands of sharks arrived rather late this year, showing up off the coast around the beginning of February, though they typically arrive in mid-January.



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 Friday, February 12, 2016

“We’ve had an unusually warm winter, and as a result it may be the water was sufficiently warm where they were so there may not have been motivation to move south to warmer waters,” Dr. Kajiura said.

blacktip shark

It is suspected that the El Nino weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean has led to warmer temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean, nearly halfway around the world.

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