Shark Capture, Release on Palm Beach

VIDEO: Shark capture, release on Palm Beach(Shark was put farther into water after end of video. It did not resurface for several minutes.) WPTV #amcrew #wptvwx #beach #shark

Posted by Ashleigh Walters on Saturday, February 20, 2016

People Are Angry This Beachgoer Pulled A Shark Out Of The Ocean For Pictures

Feb. 23, 2015

It’s been a bad month for handsy tourists and the animals they take pictures with. Reporter Ashleigh Walters from Newsy’s at partners WPTV captured this footage in Palm Beach, Florida. It shows a beachgoer pulling a shark out of the water for a photo op.

Walters posted the video on her Facebook page, saying in the caption that after the shark was pushed back into the water, it took several minutes for it to resurface. Several commenters on Facebook voiced their anger.

Last week, tourists on a beach near Buenos Aires, Argentina, plucked a baby dolphin out of the water and passed it around for selfies. It later died of dehydration.


Días atrás aparecieron en la ciudad de Santa Teresita (Buenos Aires) dos delfines franciscanas, que lamentablemente...

Posted by Fundación Vida Silvestre on Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Days earlier, two peacocks at a Chinese zoo reportedly died from shock after being handled “violently” by tourists who were taking pictures.