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Friday, April 7, 2017


Birds are not the only animals that migrate through the South Padre Island area. We also have sharks!!

Sharks migrating through South Padre Island

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — Six and seven foot sharks are migrating through the waters of South Padre Island.
News Center 23 met with a local professional shark fisherman, David Woods, to learn more about the apex predators.
“Stay away from the business at the end with all the teeth,” Woods said while chuckling.
He said black tip and sand bar sharks are the major species in the spring migration, “they are headed towards Galveston and Louisiana into warmer waters from the summer.”
He said most of the sharks are “generally not aggressive.” He caught large sharks during the last week of February less than 100 yards from the shore.
“Do not swim where there’s feeding fish, [or] around the jetties… There’s large sharks in the jetties, I wouldn’t swim at night or in remote locations,” Woods said.
Sharks typically bite humans because they mistake them for fish. While sharks generally pose no danger to swimmers, Woods said to get out of the water if you see one.
“I’ve only heard of a handful of bites here at South Padre Island and it’s usually been fisherman,” he said.
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