I NEVER REALIZED how close to the shore sharks could swim, so now of course anytime I go to the beach I’ll be on the lookout for dorsal fins sticking out of the water. Only three out of 11 species of hammerhead sharks are potential threats to humans, and it’s unclear as to which type was caught on camera off the coast of Destin, Florida. But I’m still surprised how close the beach goers got to this creature in the water, especially because it was chasing after a stingray, which could also have hurt them if they somehow avoided messing with the shark.

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