Another Great White Spotting


CBS 12 reports yet another great white shark sighting for the second time in as many weeks.

Capt. Rocky Carbia of the Safari 1 Deep Sea Fishing Charters captured the shark on video about seven miles east of Stuart. Carbia estimates the shark to be 15-feet long and 2,000 pounds.He says it swam up against his boat and hung around for about five minutes.  The video is the second such great white shark sighting in our area in as many weeks. A spear fisherman captured images of one off the coast of Jupiter. Shark expert Jim Abernethy told CBS12 the shark sighting indicates the reefs in the area are healthy and that conservation efforts are working.

The beaches of St. Lucie County are open today, but not after another shark scare at the beach Tuesday. Authorities closed Waveland Beach briefly around 12 p.m. after a shark passed through the area. The sighting came one day after lifeguards closed all guarded beaches after several sharks swam close to shore.  The dangerous visitors were recorded on video. Sharks also made an appearance at Pepper Park.


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