Amazing bit of footage of a basking shark swimming just off the Panama City Beach in Florida — what’s amazing is a kayaker is seen paddling straight over it and later said he was unaware the shark was even there.
A rare treat for sightseers and fishermen in Panama City Beach, Florida last week as a basking shark was spotted off the Bay County Pier. Captain Linda Cavitt was ready with her video camera as a shark swam in close to a kayaker.
The kayaker seen paddling above the shark didn’t have anything to worry about. Basking sharks are not dangerous to man, they only eat plankton.
A person who identified himself as the kayaker in this video says the kayak is 14-feet long, so that gives you a perspective on the shark’s size.