Update: July 2012 | Video of Spear Fishermen Encountering a Great White Shark Off Fort Pierce, Florida
A spear fisherman was graced with the presence of a great white shark last week while diving in 170 feet of water off Sebastian Inlet, Florida. Although sightings are rare in Florida waters, recent PSAT tagging research conducted by shark biologist Dr. Greg Skomal revealed that western Atlantic white sharks migrate up and down the eastern seaboard. Could this be one of those tagged sharks? I imagine this was quite a thrill for the diver and probably represents a once in a lifetime experience. It’s great the camera was rolling. The shark does not come into view until shortly after the 3 minute mark so the video will start there.