Drone Footage Show White Sharks Swimming Next to Surfers in Del Mar – NBC 7 San Diego
A San Diego man is using his drone to capture images of several white sharks swimming along the coast in Del Mar. The videos and photographs give an aerial view of white sharks swimming alongside surfers. It appears in some instances the surfers are unaware of the large predator among them.
“It’s fun to find them, to see something that big, they’re big as a surfboard,” said Scott Fairchild.
With the help of his drone, Fairchild can appreciate the white sharks from a much different perspective. The videos and photographs also help scientists track shark behavior.
“Those are all juveniles based on their size and that’s pretty common this time of year. They like hanging out at our beaches and they’re probably there because it’s safe for them. There’s lots of food and the water is warm,” said Chris Lowe, Ph.D., Director of the Shark Lab at California State University Long Beach.
“A juvenile, which ranges from 4 ½ feet to 9 feet long is still a…