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Beaches Closed As Florida Fishermen Reel In Nearly 10-foot Hammerhead Shark

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RIVIERA BEACH, Florida -- Two fisherman caught a 9-foot-9-inch hammerhead shark along a South Florida public beach.

The fishermen, who were not identified, were fishing from shore, and they released the shark before it was weighed.

Sharks have been gathering along the beach in the annual chase of baitfish.

Officials says lemon, bull and hammerheads often come close to shore.

The beach was closed Friday after the hammerhead was caught. Lifeguards also closed Ocean Reef Park on Thursday because of sharks.

Hammerheads, with their T-shaped heads with an eye on each side, feed on fish, stingrays, skates, and other sharks.

source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/

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