Like snowbirds, there's another group that's moving the Florida for the winter: sharks.
Shark experts say the coast of Florida is starting to heat up with white shark activity. OCSEARCH, a research group, says the annual migration to warmer waters off the Florida and Carolinas coasts is underway.
The Palm Beach Post reports that eight white sharks tagged by the Utah-based research group were spotted from New Jersey to Florida in the last week.
U.S. & World
Three other sharks that had been tagged were detected Wednesday in waters on North Carolina beaches, and two more sharks —Helena and the 2,076-pound Unama'ki —made their presence known with toothy grins just west of Key West in September.
Unama'ki had been tagged off Nova Scotia in September. She's a big girl —some 15-feet, 5-inches.
It's not unusual for great whites to call southern waters home during winter and sightings are common near popular fishing and diving spots in Florida through spring.