Five gentle whale sharks appeared just offshore from Grayton Beach last week. They remained in our local waters for two days. Many of the people chartering the Grayton Beach fishing boats and one group of divers were able to photograph and swim with the whales during the two-day event.
A whale shark is not a whale (mammal) but rather, is a very gentle, non-threatening, filter-feeding shark. It is the largest living fish species.
James Griffith, a local firefighter and diver in Santa Rosa Beach captured this beautiful underwater video.The large school of bigger fish swimming with the whale shark are cobia.
Check out this amazing video: