Sharks spotted near another So. Fla. beach
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Lifeguards are keeping beachgoers out of the water after several sharks were spotted roaming very close to shore, Thursday.
Hundreds of sharks were spotted just north of the Hillsboro Lighthouse, about 300 feet off shore. Beachgoers identified some of the species they spotted as nervous sharks, blacktip sharks and spinner sharks. The sharp-toothed creatures are moving north as part of an annual migration that occurs at this time of the year.
Two tourists visiting from Virginia were taken aback at the sight of the sea predators. "I thought it was pretty cool, since we're on the pier and not in the water" said Adam Crocket. "We've been here for a couple of days now, and we were fishing on that side, and there were helicopters out there and we saw a big school of them. We saw a big blacktip come up this way, it happened to be a four-and-a-half-foot backtip," he continued.
Katie Fisher, who also saw the shark, said it wasn't as menacing as Crocket makes it seem. "I was definitely looking for a "Jaws" type shark," she said. She added that, despite the animal's small size, she still wouldn't consider getting in the water while this school of shark passed by so close to the shore. "No, definitely not," she said.
Another massive group of sharks was spotted Wednesday off Palm Beach County. The shark sighting there caused some beaches to close as a precaution.