Hammerhead Shark Swimming in Florida

Published June 18, 2018 104 Views $0.25 earned

Rumble / Ocean LifeOccurred on June 10, 2018 / Tampa, Florida,USA

Info from Licensor: "My son is obsessed with sharks and wants to be a shark rescuer when he grows up. He loves to fish with daddy but when asked what he wanted to catch that morning he said. 'I don't care, I just want to see a shark'. Lo and behold this massive Hammerhead appeared as we crossed the shallows of the sandbar. I knew sharks were known for snatching up hooked Tarpon at Anna Maria Island but never expected to see this. This guy was swimming right along with us. As we got closer we saw a huge Tarpon that he was eating. He was showing no signs of aggression and seemed not only docile but curious. Knowing he had just finished eating and watching his temperament my son and husband climbed to the edge for the best view. I was on the tower with Captain Jason filming. The video shows the last few moments of him near the boat. My son wanted to pet him, named him Sharkie and is now his 'best friend'.