Sharks swarm Orange Beach Alabama

Around 11 sharks were caught on video swimming around Alabama Point East and Shell Lot near Caribe in Orange beach Alabama. Normally sharks aren’t seen this close to the beach in this area. So what is drawing them near?

Fish heads.  According to a press release reported on, the shark are being drawn in by discarded fish.  Aquatics and Beach Safety Director Melvin Sheperd said “Hopefully once people stop throwing their fish carcasses into the water they [sharks] may not be swimming in such numbers that close to the beach.”

Related: Hundreds of sharks spotted in Pensacola Florida 7/3/14

Though it would be really cool to see, this could lead to unwanted shark human interaction. In 2013 there were two incidents along the gulf coast. Here’s hoping we have a better 2014.

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