Tiger shark tagged and released near pier

Tiger shark at pier

Local fisherman Feb. 26 caught a large Tiger shark, which they tagged and released near Navarre Beach fishing pier. Pictured is Earnie Polk, who has participated in NOAA’s apex predator tracking program since 1996. Polk said the shark was more than 12 feet in length and estimated its weight to be in excess of 700 pounds. Read more about the Polk family’s efforts to aid shark research in the Feb. 26 issue of Navarre Press.


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