Fla. beaches open again as shark threat subsides
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Several South Florida beaches have reopened, ending caution over the migration of thousands of sharks that led to precautionary closures.
The Palm Beach Post reports three Palm Beach County beaches reopened on Thursday, though unseasonably chilly temperatures likely will keep most swimmers away anyway.
Intermittent closures are possible. When sharks are spotted near shore, lifeguards close beaches for at least a half-hour.
No one has died from a shark attack in the county since tracking of attacks began more than 130 years ago.
Like frost-bitten tourists escaping the cold, these sharks, among other species, head south for the winter.
Since late December, the sharks have gathered in the warm waters off Florida's southeastern coast as part of their annual migration from southern New England.
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