Sunday, November 16, 2014

It's Hammerhead Time

Earlier this week, a pair of kayakers in Florida had an unexpected follower on their journey: a hammerhead shark. The shark followed them for about two miles before moving off. One of the paddlers later quipped to a local paper, “It’s not really a huge thing to see sharks. But when you have a dorsal fin trailing you like [it's] Jaws, it’s a different story.”
One of the paddlers whipped out his GoPro and shot the footage below:

This wasn't the first hammerhead encounter to get caught on video. Below is an encounter from last year when a hammerhead tried to take a nibble or two from another kayaker, causing the paddler to start hitting the shark with his paddle:

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