Hammerhead Shark Spotted in Ankle-Deep Water Along Beach in Boca Grande
Wendy Donnelly of North Port was in Boca Grande at Boca Pass in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday when the shark got a little too close to her and her friend Marica while they were wading in the water.
The shark was in ankle-deep water as onlookers yelled and screamed. Donnelly said it was a sight to behold.
Hammerhead shark season runs from March until July as they feed on fish like tarpon and stingrays.
Experts says, if you see a shark... keep the following things in mind...
- Exit the water, if you see schools of tarpon.
- Do not swim at night when sharks can’t distinguish you from food. Sharks are often more common at night, as well.
- Do no swim in the middle of where someone is fishing.
- Do not wear shiny jewelry in the water. Anything shiny reflects the sun and can simulate scales of a fish.
- Brightly colored bathing suits are also a “no.” Sharks can see them at a distance.
Learn ore about Sharks from the FWC here: https://myfwc.com/search/#?cludoquery=sharks&cludopage=1&cludorefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fmyfwc.com%2Ffishing%2Fsaltwater%2Frecreational%2Fsharks%2F&cludorefpt=Sharks%20%7C%20FWC
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