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Viral Video Captures Huge Hammerhead Shark Heading Straight for a Beach

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A video went viral after footage showed a huge hammerhead shark swimming straight for a beach.

Instagram user @wickedhooksfishing shared the video with the caption, “This hammerhead shark got angry when our tarpon got away and headed straight for the people on the beach.”

The post continues, “Thankfully, everyone got out of the water. Keep an eye out for these guys prowling around where you are swimming!”

Another user shared the video on Twitter.

Check it out below:

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In April, CNN reported an 11-foot hammerhead shark washed up on a southern Florida beach.

Hannah Medd, a conservation scientist and the founder of the American Shark Conservancy, told the outlet she and her team took measurements of the shark including fin clippings to test its DNA and muscle tissue for biopsies, as CNN reported.

Medd said the shark was pregnant and weighed in at around 500 pounds.

A hook was found in its mouth.

She explained the “specific type of hook usually indicates someone was fishing for a large animal like a hammerhead.”

Medd added, “This species, in particular, is quite susceptible to stress.”

Calling it a “pretty rare event,” Medd continued, “We get a call for maybe one to four a year [hammerheads] that have washed back up.”

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