New Study Says Sharks are Getting Closer to Crowded Beaches

Researchers tracked the movements of three shark species...the bull, nurse, and great hammerhead.

Scientists from the University of Miami say sharks are getting closer and closer to packed beaches. As the world’s coastlines urbanize at a rapid rate, sharks are apparently not avoiding the sights and sounds of the city. Researchers tracked the movements of three shark species…the bull, nurse, and great hammerhead. They expected the predators to avoid the densely populated coastline, considering the loud noises, chemicals, and bright lights but were surprised to find that they spent plenty of time near the busy city, often times close to shore.