Shark Attack

A shark chased a fish to the beach at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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. 

About the Tiger Shark.

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Filed under Animals, Biology, Natural History, Nature, Photography, Travel

5 responses to “Shark Attack

  1. Wow. amazing and great job capturing it through your lens.

  2. Everything needs to eat, Catherine! Hopefully, though, it won’t be me or you!
    Hahah… Love the images. This must have been a scary yet incredible scene. 🙂

  3. Yikes. Well, that’s enough to put me off ocean swimming too. Glad you weren’t part of the action — just a bit aways!

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