NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. - A hammerhead shark was spotted a bit too close to a Florida beach.
First responders with Navarre Beach Fire Rescue posted images Tuesday of the shark’s fins peeking up above the beach waters. They said the hammerhead shark was about 13 feet long.
It’s not unusual to see the species in the Gulf Coast waters. Last month, one was spotted circling a boat off Anna Maria Island, and another was seen near a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office vessel off Anclote Island.
Navarre is located in the Florida Panhandle, about 22 miles east of Pensacola.