Huge amounts of water that Hurricane Irma delivered to Miami and area around it transformed streets into rivers. Soon after that, we saw a video that shows three sharks swimming and becoming a huge danger to people that are fighting this catastrophe.
Just imagine yourself in a situation where you are trying to save yours and other people lives and you are also jeopardized by sharks that are swimming all around the city. That would be crazy, wouldn’t it?
Thankfully, this video is a fake. Even we do not have any confirmation or the official report about this, few things point into a direction that this was not real.
The biggest giveaway here is the description of the video in which the user that posted this video gives an Amazon link to a shark fin for swimming and costume. There were at least few more clues that other users noticed and commented about that and which further indicate that this was a fake. One of those was the fact that fins didn’t change direction at any time.
While anyone that did a little research about this video, just by reading the description, could conclude that this was fake, there were many that delivered this news like it was real. People found this video on various websites, some that are quite good when it comes to credibility, making it more believable than it really was.
That is not all since some of the celebrities also shared this video and the story about sharks that are swimming all around Miami. This is not the first time that we see fake videos like this. Similar footage was delivered after Hurricane Joaquin in October 2015, when it was reported that sharks were spotted in Ocean City, Maryland.
According to experts, there is no need for you to worry about these predators in this kind of situation. There is a slim chance for something like this to happen. Here is what we heard from Chris Lowe, director of the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach:
“Most sharks are not going to be focused on attacking you during a hurricane, because they want to get themselves to safety.” He continued by adding: “Sharks — and other fish — are sensitive to barometric pressure, which drops when a storm comes in. Most animals will get nature’s alerts and leave.”
This is just a way that nature works. Similar to humans following other humans, animals will follow other animals, meaning that they will be going to deeper water in search of a safer place.