A young hammerhead shark came in with the surf, disoriented and seemingly traumatized, and instantly surrounded by gawkers like me.
The video’s a bit long, but I was touched by this man’s tenderness with the shark, and his persistence in launching him back into its home, the sea.
I was rather moved by watching him handle this young shark. He held onto him and stroked his body. I assume this gave the shark time to regain his equilibrium so that he might swim well and strong, back into the ocean when the man released him. The waves were churning at the shoreline and the shark would need to swim through strong, incoming surf, to reach the safety of the sea. The man held onto him for a few minutes, waded out into the water a bit, and finally released him, and the shark swam away.