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Tens of thousands of sharks have been seen along the southern coast of Florida, leading to beach closures from Boca Raton to Jupiter, according to the Daily Mail U.K. The sharks are migrating back north after traveling south for the winter. "We counted over 15,000 sharks less than 200 yards from shore," said Dr. Stephen Kajiura, an associate professor of biology at Florida Atlantic University who researches shark migration. "That's 1,000 sharks per square kilometer. If you were a swimmer, you would probably be within 60 feet of a shark." Most of the sharks are spinner sharks and blacktip sharks, but hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, lemon sharks and bull sharks also have been...

A US man accused of smuggling 70-million-year-old dinosaur skeletons into the United States, including a toothy relative of the bigger Tyrannosaurus rex, was arrested on Thursday in Florida, officials said. Eric Prokopi, 38, was charged with conspiracy to smuggle illegal goods, smuggling into the United States, and selling stolen goods, which carry possible sentences of 5, 10 and 20 years in prison respectively. New York chief federal prosecutor Preet Bharara called Prokopi a "one-man black market in prehistoric fossils" and...

High heat can make anyone cranky, apparently even bears. According to Fox News, two black bears started fighting in the middle of a Florida woman's lawn. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Tammy Snell caught the animal couple having a wild argument on her front lawn in the middle of the day. One of Snell's neighbors decided to whip out her cellphone and catch the furry dispute on camera. RELATED: Animals in Unusual Places Snell told the Orlando Sentinel that she wasn't too surprised to see bears going paw-to-paw near her front door, explaining that over the years she has experienced many bear sightings. Snell has even found the animals lounging in her garage. RELATED: Get...

Some Floria beach-goers received the surprise of a lifetime when a group of manatees recently swept through the shallow waters at Fort Lauderdale Beach. Far from shy, the manatees were playful, and even let outgoing swimmers get close enough to touch them. The fearless sea cows swam around for about 30 minutes before heading back to the "deep end" of the ocean. Sounds like fun in the sun! See more manatees: ...

Kerrie Tatarka When it comes to the coveted Best in Show title at New York's illustrious Westminster Dog Show, it takes a precise blend of breeding, training and, of course, primping to impress the judges. Lucky for SeaWorld Orlando trainer Jamie Stanley-Bahnsen of Orlando, Florida, her Belgian Malinois, Harley, is all business when it's time to get in the ring. Meet Harley If the breed Belgian Malinois doesn't ring any bells, it's not just you. Although it bears a passing resemblance to the German shepherd, the Belgian Malinois isn't a breed you're likely to see at the dog park. Like other members of the herding group, Harley's breed is best known for its high energy level and...

Lipsky Family Brandie, the 11-year-old husky, is hoping for a last-minute reprieve from Gov. Charlie Crist's office. This one-time rescue pup has been awaiting her final punishment on death row for six months, per the unusually tough dangerous dog laws of Broward County, Fla. According to the Sun Sentinel, Brandie was charged under the county's zero-tolerance law after a deadly run-in with an off-leash teacup poodle named Jack. State law allows a dog two attacks before declaring it dangerous. Broward County, however, allows only one and has put at least 56 dogs to sleep since the law's passage in May 2008. Broward County's law states that any dog that seriously injures or kills a person...