Sunday, April 1, 2012
Lizard Project Day 6- Lots of Lizards!
On a side note, I had the most terrifying moment of my life yesterday. After the rains, I went for a run and then swim in the ocean. As I was swimming, I noticed two HUGE shark fins cruising towards me. I turned and swam/ran/stumbled my way back onto the beach. They came within 10 meters of me. Their dorsal fins were about 18-24 inches tall, and was about 6 feet in front of their tails, which was also breaking the surface. This means these sharks were probably about 12 feet long. I never saw the heads, just the fins and tail, so I don't know what species they were, but based of their size, I certainly could have been on the menu. Turns out Florida has had the most shark attacks of any state in history, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History... I won't be swimming anytime soon.