Lemon Sharks in Palm Beach, Florida

A lemon shark swims alongside a ship wreck in West Palm Beach, Florida. Numerous sharks can be found during the winter months in these waters.

 

Late December through early March the Lemon Sharks (Negaprion brevirostris) congregate along the wrecks of Palm Beach, Florida for what is believed to be a spawning event.  Their selection of areas that are warm and shallow with a rocky or sandy bottom make Palm Beach, Florida a perfect location.

Did you know . . . The lemon shark is believed to live an average life of up to 78 years and reaches sexual maturity between 12 to 15 years of age.  They are social animals, although they are basically loners, they sometimes school in small groups. The shark is yellow in color and where it derives the name.  It has a flattened head with a short, broad snout, and the second dorsal fin is almost as large as the first.

Lemon Shark profile

Come join us and see these beauties, they are truly a sight to behold.

Where else can you dive with Lemon Sharks and drift along beautiful reefs and wrecks?  Palm Beach, Florida of course!

 

 


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