School of sharks spotted off Miami Beach

FWC: Shark activity is at its peak in Florida waters

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A school of sharks was spotted Monday afternoon off the coast of Miami Beach.

Sky 10 was above the scene just before 5:30 p.m. as the sharks were spotted off 79th Street and Collins Avenue -- about 50 yards offshore.

Brent Winner, a scientist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, said shark activity is at its peak in Florida waters during April through October. This is because they move inshore and north in the spring and summer, and offshore and south in fall and winter months. 

"It's very important for people who visit Florida waters to be aware of their surroundings, understand the relative risks, and be educated on various shark issues such as behavior," Winner said.

Humans are 30 times more likely to be struck by lighting in Florida than to be bitten by a shark, Winner said.

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