Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Photo: Florida Swimmers Have Exit From Water Blocked by Hammerhead Shark

The above photo was posted by Russell Lewis of NPR on Twitter.  The photo was posted on July 15 and has since been retweeted over 150 times.

Mr. Lewis shot the photo while on vacation in Florida's Seagrove Beach which is east of Pensacola.  According to KGOU, he spotted the shark approximately 50 feet offshore.  He noted that it wasn't aggressive and was most likely searching for bait fish closer to shore.

As beachgoers began to notice the shark, some began yelling "Get out, shark in the water!"  Some swimmers found that their exit was blocked by the shark and were forced to stay in the water until the path was clear.

Read more about the encounter at KGOU.