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Friday, February 17, 2017

Giant Killer Shark off Britain's Beaches?

Is it a real-life Jaws? Maybe, if it isn't just media hype.

The Daily Star is reporting on what could be evidence of a "monster shark" in Britain's waters:

"Mysterious half-eaten sea animals found on a beach at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk yesterday [Feb. 12] sparked concern among locals.
"Huge teeth marks are gouged into a dead seal's flesh, sparking fears that something massive is lurking in deep water.
"The beaches are normally packed with thousands of holiday makers every summer.
"And worryingly the sea is packed with large fish-like cod, which are ideal prey for a Great White Shark.
"Yesterday's discovery of a half-munched seal comes after a sting of mysterious dead animals washed up on the shores over the last number of years.
"In May last year a 5ft long half-eaten porpoise was found lying on the beach in Happisburg, Norfolk.
"In 2011 three porpoises with 'Jaws' bite marks in their bodies were washed up.
"Yarmouth resident Stephen McHugh, 23, said 'It's pretty frightening - it can't be a coincidence that something out there keeps attacking and eating seals and porpoises.
"'If it is a Great White or a killer whale, let's hope it doesn't come into the warmer shallow water close to the shore when people are on the beaches in the summer.'
"The most recent discovery was made by Lauren Gillies, 25, and her partner Matty Burgess, 29, when they spotted the dead creature.
"Lauren, from Great Yarmouth, said 'Initially my reaction was 'Oh my God a baby seal I need to help it back in the sea'.
"'And then as I got closer I realized it was chewed in half and it freaked me out.
"'We were stunned, honestly we just couldn't make out what had eaten it. It was totally baffling and gruesome.
"'We do often go beach walking but we've never come across this before.'
"The discoveries have reignited fears a Great White, which can reach over 20ft, or a 30ft Orca killer whale have come to the British coastline.
"When one of the dead porpoises was examined by Dr Ken Collins of the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton he said they had 'undoubtedly' suffered shark bites.
"He added: 'It could be a Great White. The sea around the UK is habitable for big sharks.'
"Some experts think that massive Megalodon sharks still stalk the depths."

Interesting that Megalodon is mentioned at the end of the article!
(wikimedia)

What do you think? Could there really be a giant shark off the coast of Britain?

My thoughts - most likely not a Megalodon, even though I think they could still be alive and somewhere in the oceans...

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