Saturday, September 20, 2014

Video: Florida Webcam Captures Moment Two Swimmers Spooked by Passing Shark

Webcam records shark chasing swimmers out of the water in Daytona Beach Florida
Webcam shows shark in Daytona Beach, FL
In a Vimeo video titled, "ALMOST SHARK BAIT !!! - Daytona Beach," a webcam catches footage of a shark cruising the shoreline in Daytona Beach, Florida.

According to the uploader, m Dj 80sJamz, he was recording a local webcam when he spotted "two swimmers chased out of the ocean by a large sea creature, lol."

The shark becomes visible when it enters the frame from the left at about the 15 second mark.

From my eye, it looks like the swimmers spot the shark and start slowly moving towards shore at about the 35 second mark.  A few seconds later, the shark turns towards the swimmer and we briefly see some whitewater as they scurry for shore.

But the two swimmers don't appear fazed by the sighting as they reenter the water shortly after the shark has passed.  It ends with how it started, we see the shark continuing to patrol the shoreline in search of a meal...and by meal, we mean fish.

Similar video from last month: Florida Beachgoers Have a Scare When a Large Hammerhead 
Pursues a Stingray Close to Shore