It might not be shark week on the Discovery Channel, but in Jacksonville shark season is just beginning. The waters are now the perfect temperature for sharks to take home just off our coast, and that means that Jacksonville residents and beach goers need to be careful about how they are spending their winter holiday this year.
This month has been exceptionally hot, and that may be driving many families to head to the beach for a bit of a cool-off. If you choose to head towards the waters, be careful. Sharks have been spotted up and down the First Coast, and you’ll want to make sure that you don’t come into contact with one.
The great white sharks are lured to our area every year around this time thanks to the weather and ability to find food. They will be in town for a month or so, but will likely clear out of our area before it becomes too hot for them this summer. The great white sharks are exceptionally large, weighing upwards of 3,000 pounds. In fact, one great white that has been spotted in Jacksonville already this year weighs 3,500 pounds. This particular shark, named Mary Lee by the folks at OCEARCH, made an appearance not too long ago on the coast of Jacksonville Beach where she caused a great deal of excitement among the beach goers.
When you are looking for property sales near Jacksonville Beach, sharks are something to keep in mind. They don’t bother us year round, and if you stay clear of them they won’t bother you at all. However, especially during the winter months of the year it is a good idea to stay cautious and on guard of the large beasts.