Video: Hammerhead Shark Reportedly Spotted Near Island Beach

Youtube video spots shark among the waves

In a brief video, a visitor to Island Beach State Park earlier this month claims to have captured images of a possible hammerhead shark among the waves near Seaside Heighs and Island Beach State Park.

Posted Aug. 13, the user says the sighting was actually made several days before.

In the beginning of the video, a fin of a possible shark is seen among the waves. As a wave crashes, the hammerhead can be spotted under the water of the Atlantic Ocean.

2much2say August 22, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Wow, lots of action there this summer. Amazing!!!!
JD August 22, 2012 at 09:04 PM
I asked some lifeguards at PPB this weekend if any sharks.. One looked puzzled... a few heard/saw the video of Island Beach "feeding".. I said it was cool and chuckled. the lifeguard said.. thats not funny!! I said, I don't swim in the ocean... perhaps go knee high... and i don't have to go save anyone... the lifeguard looked nervous.
Mattie August 22, 2012 at 09:08 PM
This Summer: Sharks, whales, lots of dolphin, decent surf fishing... all signs of a healthy ocean. I'm glad to see them all!
bayway mike August 22, 2012 at 09:44 PM
It's so nice to see all the sea creatures enjoying the clean ocean..Do you remember when Capt. Quint said to Mr. Hooper, "You're going in the cage, the cage is going in the water. The shark in is the water, our shark. Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies...."
silvio silvi August 22, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Seaside heights fishing pier have been catching a lot of them at night !
Bricktown Lew August 23, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Amen to that!! I'd love to see them on my own, but knowing they are around and visible is great!
Bricktown Lew August 23, 2012 at 01:54 AM
"...farewell and adieu you ladies of Spain." Stop playing with yourself, Hooper! : )
i don't get it?? August 23, 2012 at 02:38 AM
All of the people that claim how grossly dirty NJ is and its beaches need to pipe down!!! Some of nature's most vulnerable creatures have been seen flurishing this summer on our local beaches. It's fantastic!!!
paddler August 23, 2012 at 02:43 AM
let's do the same for the bay - make it clean again.
E M C August 23, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Yes paddler. From your lips to the ears of every shore resident. NJ or otherwise. Stop with all of the poisons on your lawns. Holiday City is a HUGE culprit. I've been over there and have seen workers going to house after house, block after block spraying those toxins. You can smell and taste it in the air from a block away. Seriously. I really think that the first step is to pass a law preventing these poisons from being used at all. There ARE other options and believe me I'm not a proponent of more laws and regulations but these are VERY desperate times. The very thought of killing the Barnegat Bay is something I cannot bare. We will not get a 2nd chance to fix this and the clock is ticking...
2much2say August 23, 2012 at 09:40 PM
All people care about much greener their lawn is vs their neighbors that they'll have a beer with or gossip about eachother. It's so stupid. People should care about the ocean. I personally think their should be more & more info out there about having a clean ocean for us & the children of the future.
David Daur August 25, 2012 at 02:56 PM
JD, the jokes on you. Maybe you should do some research, most shark attacks happen in less than 3 feet of water. Do us all a favor and keep going in "knee high". Hopefully, that will save us all from your idiotic comments.
David Daur August 25, 2012 at 03:04 PM
The bay has definitely been unswimmable for the last few years because of all the drain runoff from fertilizer and chemical applications. The high nitrogen levels in the waters and thriving sea nettles are destroying the bay and enjoyment of it. Something must be done sonnet than later!
Smot Revir August 28, 2012 at 11:36 AM
That's not a hammerhead shark, that's Snooki swimming with her baby in her mouth !
Dave Stahl August 29, 2012 at 12:08 AM


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