There are more sharks than ever hanging out just off the coast of Southern California and it has scientists scratching their little heads.
The high number of sharks isn't the only weird part, either — the sharks are also being found in places they usually don't even go, like off the coasts of San Diego.
sharks tagged off the coast of Southern California this year (so far)
Chris Lowe, a professor of marine biology and director of the shark lab at California State University Long Beach, has been on the case all year, posting updates on the large number of sharks his team has been finding.
That’s just 6 juv white sharks hanging out off a SoCal beach. We’ve tagged 25 there so far. So why this beach? H… https://t.co/MAZqWfxHkj— Chris Lowe (@Chris Lowe)1597012638.0
His Twitter is filled with videos and photos showing the sharks just hanging out, as he tries to figure out what the heck they're doing.
Typical behavior of juv white sharks while in the SoCal nursery habitat. Trying to figure out what they are doing… https://t.co/9ahWQsx6IO— Chris Lowe (@Chris Lowe)1596469336.0
He offers some theories as to why the sharks, especially young ones, like to hang out near the shores, generally.
Why do young white sharks hanging out along the beach? Maybe because it’s safer - fewer predators, lots of stingra… https://t.co/hGJS3vBlhA— Chris Lowe (@Chris Lowe)1595276310.0