PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, Texas - This Hammerhead shark was caught and released at a remote area of Padre Island National Seashore.
The chance of swimmers encountering sharks in the Gulf is slim. To minimize shark encounters the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department gives these tips.
- Do not swim at sunrise/sunset
- Remove shiny jewelry that could be mistaken for glistening baitfish
- Do not swim where people are fishing