Marine life active along shores as water heats up - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Marine life active along shores as water heats up

Posted: Updated:
Source: Alex Black via Facebook Source: Alex Black via Facebook
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Ex-prison employee pleads guilty to rape

    Ex-prison employee pleads guilty to rape

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:35:01 GMT
    A former Bell County Forestry Camp employee has pleaded guilty to charge of rape.
    A former Bell County Forestry Camp employee has pleaded guilty to charge of rape.
  • Police: Mom left child at pool, smoked crack

    Police: Mom left child at pool, smoked crack

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:34:04 GMT
    A Kentucky sheriff says a woman left her 9-year-old daughter alone at a hotel pool while she smoked crack cocaine in a hotel room.
    A Kentucky sheriff says a woman left her 9-year-old daughter alone at a hotel pool while she smoked crack cocaine in a hotel room.
  • Route 13 traffic shifted to new Marion overpass

    Route 13 traffic shifted to new Marion overpass

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:09 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:09:15 GMT
    Eastbound traffic is moving smoothly up and over the newly constructed overpass on Route 13 near the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion.Crews started slowly shifting traffic onto the new overpass Monday night, and worked overnight to move barriers and temporary guard rails to help drivers navigate the new traffic pattern.Westbound lanes will also move onto the new overpass as crews continue work on the project.“Both lanes of traffic will use that structure until they get the adjacent structu...
    Eastbound traffic is moving smoothly up and over the newly constructed overpass on Route 13 near the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion.Crews started slowly shifting traffic onto the new overpass Monday night, and worked overnight to move barriers and temporary guard rails to help drivers navigate the new traffic pattern.Westbound lanes will also move onto the new overpass as crews continue work on the project.“Both lanes of traffic will use that structure until they get the adjacent structu...

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A vacationer in Hilton Head Island was only in water up to her knees when she was bit by a shark on the foot Thursday.  The woman managed to escape with just the loss of blood, a foot that now has stitches, and a terrible scare. But the incident has others along the shore doing a double take before they take a swim.

"I'm going to go get wet in the pool because it's a lot safer," jokes Latayna McNair, a vacationer in town for the weekend.

All along the shores of the Grand Strand Friday there was plenty of marine activity. It's easy to find jelly fish that wash ashore. A viewer in Cherry Grove sent us a photo of what could be a shark tooth, and some say schools of fish are everywhere.

"Some herring gulls are diving into the water and coming up with minnows," said Gary Johnson, another vacationer in town for the week.

The experts over at Ripley's Aquarium say with the water temperature rising, you'll notice a lot more activity. If you spot a sting Ray, crab, or jellyfish while swimming, don't go near it. The animals aren't trying to attack you, but if they feel threatened, they will sting out of instinct. If a school of fish swims near you, what you do next is crucial.

"Sharks are chasing fish, so if you see a school of fish nearby, you want to get out of the water. The sharks aren't coming for you, but they mistake you for a fish and bite accidentally," says aquarist Becca Gangler.

According to Oceana, there were 15 shark attacks in South Carolina during a four-year period from 2006 to 2010, and none of them were fatal. But before you rush into the water this weekend, remember that when swimming in the ocean, you're in the animals' home and it should always be respected.

Copyright 2014 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.