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Shark Washes Up On Shore of Florida Beach

Anthony CanovaAccording to an article on Fox 4 Now, a large five foot shark washed up on the shore of Fort Meyers beach. The site of such a shark prompted vacationers to stay out of the water due to fear. It isn’t all the time that a shark is seen washed up on the beach, so it is very understandable why people would feel nervous about entering the water. Bridget Drake, a vacationer who first spotted the shark said, “Honestly it’s kinda freaky, I’ve never seen a shark up close like that before, only on TV so I really didn’t know how to react.” For most people, sharks are a very mysterious being and many might never see one.

This shark washing up on shore is ironic because of Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” which was televised the past week. Sharks are being shown and talked about at a very high level as Discovery Channel dedicates a whole week to shows that are all about the species. This year marks the 26th season of the series and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Sharks are so fascinating because they can be so dangerous and are the most feared in the sea.

The ocean is such a vast place with a lot of unknown. From what people can tell, sharks are the most dominating species at the top of the food chain. To see one up close on the shore must be a pretty remarkable experience. I am curious what might have happened to it because you just don’t see something like this everyday.

Google Maps To Include Florida Beaches

Anthony CanovaI came across an article recently on the CBS Miami website that stated Google Maps will be including all of Florida’s beaches on its service starting next year. Google enlisted Visit Florida to capture the States 825 miles of beautiful beaches in 360 degree images. Starting next year, these images will be live for everyone to see. Two people from the Visit Florida team were trained by Google Maps experts in how to capture the pictures. These teams would walk 50 miles in a week taking photos from a backpack that had cameras coming off the top

Anthony Canovaof it. The cameras are very unique in that they have 15 lenses that are shooting at different angles so it can capture “a complete picture of a location. The images are then stitched together into a 360-degree panoramic photo.”

It is great to hear that Florida’s beaches will now be included in high definition for the world to see. Florida has some of the best beaches in the world and it is fitting to see that Google would like to recognize that by providing 360 degree image of the landscape and water.