This week, a juvenile great white shark was spotted near Naples beach in Florida. The fisherman that caught the video said he hadn’t seen one in his 25 years of fishing.
Captain Wes Bedell, from “On a Mission Fishing Charters”, captured this incredible video. He said that seeing one up close was like seeing a unicorn.
Captain Wes Bedell said they were just 10 miles from the shore when he noticed the shark’s fin. Upon getting closer, he and those abroad the vessel were convinced it was a great white.
Shark expert Ryan Orgera also thinks it’s likely a juvenile great white shark. The shark appears to be between 7 and 9 feet long. This is half its full adult body size since they can grow up to 20 feet long.
While this juvenile great white shark is a sight to behold, it’s not the first great white in the area.
Three other great white sharks are known to be around the Florida area. Sharks named Rose, Keji and Scot have all pinged this week.
According to the shark expert, this is a good thing. This means that our waters are healthy, and the sharks migrate far distances to get here.
We should also note that just because we don’t see the sharks all the time, it doesn’t mean they are not there.
Always be aware of your surroundings and never swim too far away from the shore.
In Florida, sharks activity increases from April through October. This is also when you should be more alert and aware of the sharks in the ocean.