Massive Hammerhead Shark Spotted Under Paddleboard on Florida Beach

During their trip to the beach in St. Petersburg, Florida, paddleboarders were met with a giant hammerhead shark.

On June 6, the see-through canoe kayaking business recorded a video of the enormous hammerhead shark circling the two paddleboarders. According to the company’s social media post, the ocean predator paid little attention to the people since it was too busy hunting tarpon.

According to See Through Canoe, the hammerhead snapped at the tarpons as they navigated through people close to the shoreline in an effort to evade being eaten.

The paddleboarders came along as the Hammerhead was circling around a dead tarpon, getting ready to go back for more. The people didn’t realize that they were paddling right over the Hammerhead’s meal.

According to the business, the hammerhead was located around fifty feet off the coast.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, hammerhead sharks may reach a length of around 18 to 19 feet and are native to the state of Florida.

The folks from See Through Canoe noted that hammerhead sharks usually get nervous when they see humans.

The hammerhead shark was spotted in St. Petersburg the day before two consecutive attacks occurred in the area. But Bull sharks are thought to have been the aggressors.

According to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, the shark attacks were on June 7.

The victim and her spouse were reportedly attacked while swimming just beyond a sandbar, according to authorities.

She suffered significant trauma to the midsection and pelvic area and amputation of her left lower arm.

Two adolescent girls were also victims of a shark attack, as reported by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Crawford, the victims were once again swimming in water no deeper than waist-deep along a sandbar when they were assaulted.

One girl had injuries to both an arm and a leg,  requiring the application of tourniquets.

According to Crawford, the second adolescent victim was rushed to the hospital in stable condition after suffering flesh wounds to the foot.