Great white shark recorded on camera by Fla. fishermen
PALM BAY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 News) -
A couple of Brevard County men said they spotted a great white shark off the coast of Florida. They even shot underwater video footage of it. After three shark experts viewed the video, they all agreed, it's the real deal.
Before you go to the beach again, you have to see one of the hottest videos on the Internet which shows a close encounter which two Palm Bay men had with the 12 to 14 foot shark.
The two men were spear fishing over the weekend, 13 miles off the coast of Fort Pierce in South Florida. Eros Morales was in the water when he saw the huge shark coming his way. He hurried back to the boat with the shark following him. Steven Maldonado grabbed a camera and videotaped the amazing scene. He said the shark stayed around their boat for 20 minutes, then left. Beach goers we talked to are eyeing the ocean twice now.
Marine biologist Bill Habich called the recording one of the clearest videos of a great white he has seen in recent years. He said great whites are occasional visitors in Florida, though one is more likely to see the shark near California, Oregon or Massachusetts this time of year, where the water is colder.
Scientists in Massachusetts are tracking the migration patterns of great whites via satellite, to study how they end up in Florida's waters.