At least 15 sharks spotted off Dania Beach

DANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Several sharks were spotted at a Dania Beach state park, Friday morning.

7SkyForce HD hovered over Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park (formerly known as John U. Lloyd Beach State Park), located at 6503 N. Ocean Drive, where about 20 sharks were spotted offshore, just before 8 a.m.

An expert said these were blacktip sharks. “These are not dangerous sharks. There’s so many of them during the spring that migrate,” he said. “There can be like thousands of these animals, including adults, and there are very rare reports of bites.”

Earlier in July, a male swimmer was bitten in the legs by a bull shark at Haulover Beach. He needed 21 stitches.

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