Large shark gathering spotted near Pensacola Pass

Shark gathering at Pensacola Pass, Florida
Shark gathering at Pensacola Pass, Florida

PENSACOLA, FL (WKRG/CNN) – A shark phenomenon continues on the Gulf Coast.

A huge gathering of large sharks seem to be hanging out near Pensacola Pass.

A short helicopter ride to the east on the west side of Pensacola Pass, dotting the sandbar, hundreds of sharks

“I fish in and out of here and sure we’ll see shark periodically, but I don’t ever remember seeing anything like that,” Steve Olive, Orange Beach Helicopter Tours said.

Flying over the sandbar at about 250 feet, sharks are everywhere!

We spot one outside of some bait fish, and then it looks like he grabs a snack.

“There’s some significantly large sharks right there, too,” Olive said.

At this time of day the tide is going out.

It could be a dinner bell for all the sharks in the area for an easy meal.

“You know you can tell people about this, they won’t believe it,” Olive said.

Accessible only by boat or a very long hike, Pensacola Pass is the only access to the Gulf of Mexico from Pensacola Bay.

“It’s a nature lover’s dream out here,” Olive said.

Almost on cue, more nature, a pod of dolphin enter the picture, joined later by another larger pod.

“It’s really impressive to watch that school of dolphin go through there and the sharks just give them their space. everybody does there thing,” Olive said.

But it’s the sheer number of sharks that maybe the most impressive.

“My guess is they’ve been doing that a lot longer than we’ve been hanging out at the beach. But it’s just very impressive to see,” Olive said.

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