Coastline area was destroyed by human desire to have a place by the sea: It is mid-February at Palm Beach, Florida, and the sea is warm – about 23°C. That just 100 metres from the ufabet shore they share the water with ten thousand sharks, taking a break from their annual migration.
There are so many blacktip and spinner sharks gathered together that you could throw a stone and almost guarantee hitting one. It is one of the largest aggregations of sharks on the planet. They come from further south and congregate here before moving northwards.
There are rich pickings at their destinations all along the Atlantic coast, and the bays and estuaries are known breeding grounds, but they appear to wait for the ufabet water temperature to rise at those more northerly sites – usually by about Easter – before continuing their journey north. This mass hesitation, however, is an opportunity to refuel with what is available locally.
Spinners and blacktips are enthusiastic hunters, but they do have a clumsy side. Large gangs chase dense shoals of bluefish and mullet, sometimes into very shallow water, the sea erupting in a feeding frenzy of thrashing sharks. A few even beach themselves, frantically squirming their way back into the water before the tide leaves them high and dry.
Unsurprisingly, this enormous aggregation attracts unwelcome attention. Even medium-sized sharks have their predators, and their nemesis is a brute of a shark – the great hammerhead. It’s up to 6 metres long and instantly recognised by its ufabet tall sickle-shaped dorsal fin, yet this enormous apex predator slides into the shallows to bag a meal, something these sharks have been doing since long before people built their villas and condominiums here.
It is these condominiums, however, that could put paid to natural spectacles like this. More than any place in the ocean, coastlines, which are more usually shaped by natural geological processes, are being destroyed by our desire to have a place by the sea.
Concrete jetties, groins and sea walls keep the waves at bay. They might protect one community from inundation, but, because natural processes of erosion and deposition have been compromised, its neighbour down current is exposed to ufabet even worse erosion, so even more concrete has to be used.
And the more the coast is. hardened in this way, the less likely any marine life will exist or even visit here. The coast, far from being a dynamic and challenging environment for wildlife, is becoming an ecological desert, and this is occurring on coasts all over the world.