Contact Us

Shark Infestation Closes Gulf Waters in Orange Beach

Great White Shark
dsc.discovery.com

Looking forward to your annual beach trip? Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a closed beach due to shark sightings like some vacationers did this past weekend in Orange Beach.

We have all had that scary thought cross our mind a time or two at the beach. The thought of lounging and relaxing in the beach waters and seeing your worst nightmare swim by you. Just thinking about it now gives me the heebie-jeebies.

This past weekend in Orange Beach, waters were prohibited due to shark infestation. A double-red-flag alter status was posted on the beaches by officials. The beaches were packed with vacationers for the first, sunny weekend of June. The shark swarm began Saturday afternoon and in the Sunday morning beach safety update, Orange Beach’s safety flags remained at Yellow status while the Alabama Point access continued with Double-Red flags.

Sharks were not the only marine life which have been recently spotted in the Gulf waters. A large number of rays have been seen swimming just offshore of the Alabama beaches. The question is, what is causing these marine animals to swim and hang out so close to the shores?

If you have a beach vacation coming up, be careful and always comply with beach official’s guidelines and flags. If you need to know which color flag means what, click here.

 

More From 973 the Dawg

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://973thedawg.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 97.3 The Dawg quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 97.3 The Dawg quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!