• December 9, 2023

Hammerhead sharks circle Florida beachgoers in viral video

Florida beachgoers screamed as a group of hammerhead sharks circled them.

Screams and laughter could be heard from nearby adults and children as the fins of the sharks emerged from the water on Memorial Day weekend in Pensacola.

The video was recorded by Jacqueline Lesso of Alabama, who was on a boat with friends on May 29 and counted several sharks while it was being recorded. Fox 13 News reports.

“You are coming in!” said a woman in the video.

Two people sitting on a float nearby did not seem to be bothered by the hammerhead sharks, while the third told someone to “shut up” when they said the sharks were right below her.

“None of the sharks were aggressive in any way and the screaming was more excitement than hysteria,” Lesso told Fox 13 News. “A lesson learned to keep cool and stay calm.”

Hammerhead sharks are known to inhabit the shallow waters of the Atlantic coast in Florida and rank seventh in unprovoked attacks on humans Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Follow reporter Asha Gilbert @Coastalasha. Email: [email protected].


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