Underwatertimes.com News Service - January 29, 2010 18:44 EST
florida hammerhead

Two fisherman caught this 9-foot-9-inch hammerhead off 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.

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.