A man in Martin County recently shared photos of a bull shark he said was almost 9-feet long.
Eric Cormier, who volunteers with NOAA shark research, was tagging a bull shark on Jensen Beach East on Saturday around 4:30 PM. He later shared the photos to the Facebook group “Jensen Beach Locals” on Sunday.
Cormier does the tagging himself to track the sharks for research.
“Male bull shark just short of 9 ft cruising the coast of Jensen Beach, yesterday may have been a little too close for comfort for some. Caught on Jensen Beach east, in front of the big mansion. As always, shark was tagged and safely released, promptly,” his Facebook post reads.
Bull sharks can grow to be about 11 1/2 feet and frequent shallow, coastal water.
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