Authorities in Florida are investigating after a video of a shark being dragged has gone viral. According to the Miami Herald, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is on alert after a clip showed boaters traveling at high speed and dragging a shark behind their vessel.
The video, which has over 50,000 views on Instagram, can be seen below:
“The FWC takes this very seriously and is currently investigating this incident. We are also attempting to identify the individuals in the video and where it took place,” said Rob Klepper, public information coordinator, in an email Tuesday to the publication.
Anyone with information about the incident may anonymously alert the FWC's Wildlife Alert Hotline.