PALM BEACH, Florida (CBSMiami) - The beaches are open Thursday in Palm Beach
County following several days of shark scares near the shore.
For the last two days, beaches were shutdown after thousands of sharks were spotted swimming close to the shoreline.
The marine predators, mostly blacktip and spinner sharks, have been
spotted from Boca Raton to Jupiter since the start of the month.
Shark sightings off South Florida are not uncommon this time of year. Marine biologists say the sharks are migrating north.
Wednesday, sharks caused the closings at three Palm Beach County beaches.
Once a shark appears near the shore, a lifeguard will close the beach
and keep it closed until half hour after the last shark is spotted.
If you're swimming at a South Florida beach, be sure to swim along
beaches where lifeguards are present. Also, leave your jewelry on the
shore. Scientists say sharks are attracted to silver, along with the
colors yellow and gold.