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Thousands of fish swarm underwater off Florida coast; See the video

Possibly 1 million bait fish swim south together
Posted: 10:49 AM, Sep 16, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-16 14:17:18-04
VIDEO: Thousands of fish swarm by Florida coast
VIDEO: Thousands of fish swarm by Florida coast

Beach visitors got to see one of nature’s more amazing sights on Friday morning off Florida's Palm Beach Shores.

It was a large bait ball heading south.

Underwater photographer Jim Abernethy estimated about a million mullet and finger mullet were being chased by tarpon and possibly sharks.

He says they are driven south by the temperature and will likely reside until spring.

He also says they bring predators to the area as well as underwater photographers like himself.