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Thousands of blacktip sharks converge on Florida coastline

People aren’t the only ones heading to Florida for warmer weather. More than 10,000 sharks have situated themselves just off the Palm Beach County coastline for the winter, although further north than usual.

The blacktip sharks are only several hundred feet away from the shore, according to Stephen Kajiura, an associate professor at Florida Atlantic University whose research interests include the sensory biology of fish.

“It’s not unusual, but it’s great to see them,” Kajiura told ABC News of the number of sharks, which average six feet in length.