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IN Animals ON 19 Feb, 2016
One of the things that I am fearful about when I think of the sea and the ocean is that there are always animals that could easily kill me. A jellyfish might sting me and a shark might bite my arms off.
However, there is a strange case of many sharks hanging around the coast of Florida. Why is it weird? Find out below.
This image of a lot of sharks right off the Florida coast might frighten people from swimming, but there is a twist.
Because sharks are not used to swimming in cold waters, they move every winter to warmer waters, such as the coast of Florida.
Even with these sharks around, people are still going to these water. Even officials have not prevented them from swimming.
One of the reasons why Floridans still swim there is because they are not so deadly as one may think just because they are sharks.
Specifically, these blacktip sharks are about six feet long and are almost a threatened species, as noted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
One of the nice things about these blacktip sharks is that they usually get away from people when they see them.
While they typically stay away from humans, blacktip sharks still bite humans the most, but only because they are that common compared to other shark species. They also haven't killed a single person.
Because of climate change, these sharks have had to travel longer to find warmer waters. As temperatures change, blacktip sharks could be a frequent sight along the coast of Florida.
If the temperature keeps getting hotter, the oceans will look radically different within the final period of the century.
Thankfully, the United Nations summit that happened in France set a goal for nations to finally reduce the usage of fossil fuels. Hopefully, the plan goes through so that marine life would not be put in further danger.