Shark caught, released along Florida beach provides awesome photo, video opportunity
You never know what you are going to see at the beach. From colorful shells to amazing sunsets to a wide variety of wildlife, it never disappoints.
For example, take what happened at a Sanibel Island beach on Friday (May 19).
As people were walking along the beach and enjoying another warm, sunny day, there was some commotion in the water at Gulfside City Park Beach, also known as Algiers Beach. One of those beach walkers was Cornelia Fischer. She watched with a small group of people as a man, who was fishing, pulled in a sandbar shark.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife website, sandbar sharks prefer coastal and offshore sandy areas of the Florida Gulf and Atlantic coasts.
"I had come to the beach and I saw him struggling with something in the water," said Fischer in a text message. She is from Germany and owns a home in Cape Coral.
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Before Fischer and the others who were watching on the beach knew it, the man was showing off an impressive sandbar shark he had caught. It was suddenly like Sea World at the beach. The man, who Fischer could not identify, allowed her and the onlookers to see the shark up close. Some even touched it.
It all happened in less than a minute and then the shark was released back into the blue water of the Gulf of Mexico.