J. Scott Butherus, Naples Daily News sports reporter and local shark expert, on Saturday threw out the first pitch on the opening day of Fort Myers Miracle doubleheader with the Palm Beach Cardinals.
Butherus had joined as part of a research crew in the expedition to launch searching operation for giant hammerheads.
Butherus has featured prominently on Shark Week presentation of ‘Monster Hammerhead’ on Discovery Channel. He also appeared on ‘Shark After Dark’, a live post-program show, with comedian Josh Wolf.
Butherus, the leading light among the global shark experts, is a big source of information on the well-known mammoth hammerhead shark prowling the Gulf of Mexico from Everglades City to Tampa Bay. These hammerhead sharks have been estimated at a length of over 20 feet.
The sports reporter covers the Fort Myers Miracle and spring training baseball for the Daily News. He also writes an outdoors column. Apart from this, Butherus also provides exciting video footages for the Naples Daily News, besides shooting the top sporting events including those held in Collier and Lee counties.