Watch these Hammerheads Surprise Pensacola, Florida Swimmers
Swimmers in Pensacola, Florida received the surprise of a lifetime when they were surprised by a swarm of Hammerhead sharks over the holiday weekend.
One thing about me is that I love the water. I enjoy playing in the sand when it comes to the beach, and the ocean spray gives me life. However, I don’t go past my ankles in the ocean, and here's why: over the past five to ten years; there have been more and more shark sightings. And I don’t want to be a shark’s full course meal.
I don’t care how clear the water is, or if I can see the ocean floor. I am a swimming pool type of woman--and a video shot this weekend in Florida proves I am not wrong.
James Spann, ABC 33/40 and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist, is always posting beautiful beach photos and videos, and this one caught my attention in a major way.
James shared Lacey Faciane's video from Shell Island in Pensacola, and by the looks of the video below, there were boats, swimmers, folks on the shoreline, and special guests: hammerhead sharks! That’s wild. I felt like for there to be a shark sighting; everyone handled it very well. Me, I might have walked on water that day.
Here is the good news; Shark Sider said that “attacks on humans are extremely rare.” National Geographic lets us know that “Hammerheads are aggressive hunters, feeding on smaller fish, octopuses, squid, and crustaceans. They do not actively seek out human prey, but are very defensive and will attack when provoked.”