Shark Week, Charleston style: the best Lowcountry shark videos

By Steve Colman

By Steve Colman

Why are we so fascinated with sharks? Killer whales are smarter and a strong current is deadlier.

Yet, something about those menacing teeth and sleek fins cue the “Jaws” them in our head and make us click any time we see a new encounter.

It’s as if we forget they’re all around us until the moment they¬†bump into us while we’re riding our surfboards or when they wash up on shore.

Heck, Mary Lee the Shark, tagged and named by Ocearch, only has to swim within 500 miles of Charleston and the entire region goes nuts.

But hey, who am I to argue with your insatiable appetite for all things shark? Here’s some of the best Lowcountry shark videos I could find:

This video shot last week by Lauren Whetzel has been shared more than 5,800 times on her Facebook page.

This shark caught off the Isle of Palms is small but has some bite to it.

This one, off Folly Beach, might be my favorite:

And this one is from Myrtle Beach but even after 12 million views it’s one you can watch over and over again. “It’s a shark!”

I’m always looking for cool, Lowcountry-related stuff on social media. If you see something let me know at aparas@postandcourier.com