I was standing at the edge of the surf on the beach at Cape Canaveral, Florida, looking for dolphins to photograph, when I heard thrashing sounds in the surf on the beach about ten feet away. It was a shark, about five-feet-long, attacking a fish. It was a ferocious struggle. Too close for comfort. Another reason why I never swim in the ocean!
I don’t know what kind of shark it was. I’m guessing that it was a tiger shark, because of the shape of the head and because it was so aggressive. But I’m not a shark expert.
Here’s a list of sharks you might find off the coast of Cape Canaveral and nearby Cocoa Beach, Florida. Seven Florida Shark Species.
A fishing site describes the seven shark species: Descriptions of Seven Florida Shark Species.
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