Florida Couple Spot Endangered 10-12 Foot Scalloped Hammerhead Shark
By Madeline Farber, Fox News // September 26, 2018
caught off of Crab Island, near Destin
(FOX NEWS) – Florida couple Lauren and Brandon Woodley were out for a leisurely boat ride early Monday morning, snapping photos of playful dolphins during the high tide off of Crab Island, near Destin.
But when it began to rain, the duo was forced under the nearby Marler Bridge. It was at that moment that Lauren noticed a fin poking out through the water.
At first, the Fort Walton Beach resident thought it was a dolphin, but soon realized it was a shark — likely an endangered scalloped hammerhead.
“I stood up and grabbed camera and started recording. [The shark] started to move and came close to the boat before it headed back out to deeper water,” Lauren told Fox News on Wednesday.
“It was pretty impressive. It was a big shark,” Lauren, who estimated the sea creature was roughly 10 to 12 feet in length, said. “My husband thought it was awesome.”
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