VIDEO: Great white shark spotted off Florida coast

JACKSONVILLE, FL (WFLA) — A group of Jacksonville fishermen unexpectedly encountered a great white shark off of the coast during a fishing charter for red snapper this week.

Captain Chard Starling of Team Buck Rogers captured a video of the shark on Saturday, December 26th off the coast of Jacksonville Beach. They say the shark was about 12-feet-long and hungry. The shark circled around the charter boat and chomped on a fish they were catching.

According to Jacksonville Fishing Charters Facebook page, the group was not fishing for sharks; they were bottom fishing for red snapper, which was all released due to the current federal closure. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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