Video shows massive hammerhead shark hunting blacktip sharks off the coast of Florida


A drone recently captured footage of a huge hammerhead shark hunting a school of blacktip sharks off the coast of Florida.

According to the TCPalm, the 15-to-18-foot hammerhead was spotted last Sunday, March 12, near John D. MacArthur Beach State Park in northern Palm Beach County.

Every year, approximately 10,000 to 12,000 blacktip sharks migrate to Florida waters to, well, mate and eat, reports Smithsonian – just like everyone else on spring break.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.