While on a recent fishing trip, aerial photographer Cory Peterson encountered this amazing shiver of sharks (yes, it's really called a shiver) off the coast of Florida. Though some outlets have sounded the alarm, we’re here to tell you all is fine and well.

The sharks in the video are blacktips (Carcharhinus limbatus), which commonly travel up and down Florida's coast in large numbers. While scientists don’t know exactly what’s bringing them en masse, it’s thought that the schooling has to do with both food and the shark's annual migration pattern. The move usually happens as water temperatures begin to drop in the Northern Hemisphere at the beginning of autumn and winter.

As sharks continue to swim into the area over the coming months, we expect a lot more footage and photos will be following them. This is a great opportunity to learn about these amazing animals, their behaviour and why seeing them is no reason to panic. 

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