Unusual number of sharks sighted off Caladesi Island

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – An unusually large number of sharks were sighted off Caladesi Island on Saturday morning.

At around 8:30 a.m., WFLA viewer John Yanchoris flew his drone over the island and observed the many sharks hanging out in the water.

Yanchoris captured and shared the video amid increased shark activity in the waters.

The video also shows a manatee loitering in the shallow water.

This comes a few days after a Tampa woman was gored by a stingray in Ruskin.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says sharks in Florida typically migrate offshore and north during the spring and summer. And in the fall and winter, they tend to move offshore and south.

“It is very important for people visiting Florida waters to be aware of their surroundings, understand the relative risks, and be educated on various shark topics such as behavior, biology and fisheries,” says Brent Winner, fish and marine scientist Wildlife of the FWC Research Institute.

On average, less than 10 people die from bites each year worldwide.

Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: LauraCoffey@worldtimetodays.com.

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