Florida doesn’t need shark week to get its dose of massive sharks!
An awesome new video shared online Tuesday shows a giant hammerhead shark hunting blacktip sharks just off the beach. It’s on the prowl in very shallow waters, right where swimmers often wade in. Luckily, Hammerhead sharks don’t typically care for ‘human’ food.
Joshua Jorgensen’s drone footage, posted to his BlacktipH YouTube channel, reveals the large predator accelerating quickly for its size but being outmaneuvered by the smaller blacktips. That is, until one lonely blacktip becomes lunch.
The big fish make an immediate impression with their size. Hammerheads can range from 13 to 20 feet long and weigh up to 1,000 pounds, according to National Geographic. Blacktips can grow up to 8 feet and 220 pounds.