Tourist's shark feeding frenzy video goes viral

Ruth Doherty
Tourist's shark feeding frenzy video goes viral
Tourist's shark feeding frenzy video goes viral




A tourist has captured footage of a shark feeding frenzy at Surfside Pier in South Carolina, which has now gone viral.

Erik Miller was visiting Surfside with his family when he spotted fishermen throwing leftover bait in the water - and the sharks having a field day.

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According to WBTW, he said: "Those are huge sharks. They could easily take your leg off or swallow a child."

Professor of Marine Science Dan Abel said there was no need for concern because the sharks in the video are Sand Sharks, which aren't dangerous and wouldn't be in the area for long. They typically migrate south this time of year, he added.

Speaking to WBTW, Abel said: "They'll be here a while longer. When the day length starts to get shorter and the temperature drops below 70 degrees in the water. They'll start moving South and maybe a little more off shore."

Abel added that the Grand Strand is home to a number of different species of shark, and it can sometimes be difficult to identify them in murky water, so he advises people who see a shark to stay on dry land.

According to this website, "Surfside Beach is a small seaside community nestled in the heart of South Carolina's Grand Strand area. It encompasses two miles of pristine beach, enjoys a temperate climate and is both an active residential community and a thriving vacation destination."

Surfside Pier is a popular fishing spot at the beach and was built in 1953.



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