We report the sighting of bonnethead shark Sphyrna tiburo juveniles <60 cm total length (L
) after more than two decades of apparent absence in Todos os Santos Bay (Brazilian eastern coast). A total of 8 specimens were collected on the Paraguaçu estuary during a Long Term Fish Monitoring Programme. The L
, total body mass and stomach contents are reported. Relevance for nursery areas to this threatened species is also discussed.