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Mystery sea monster bites shark's head off


Posted on Sunday, 31 March, 2019 | Comment icon 41 comments

What type of creature could bite this shark's head clean off ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Patrick Doll
An Australian fisherman couldn't believe his eyes when he reeled in the decapitated head of a huge mako shark.
The man, who goes by the name Trapman Bermagui, had been fishing off the coast of New South Wales, Australia when he caught something rather disturbing.

The catch initially appeared to be a full-size shortfin mako shark - a species that can grow up to 14.8ft in length - however it quickly became apparent that almost its entire body was missing.

"So this was all we got back of this monster mako," he wrote on Facebook.

"Unfortunately we didn't see what ate it but must of been impressive!!"

The catch has since sparked some heated debate with social media users attempting to determine what type of monstrous creature could have bitten the head of a giant shark clean off.

Some have suggested that a great white shark may have been responsible, while others have speculated that it could be something even larger, such as the extinct megalodon.

Whatever the case, there is clearly something very large in the waters of the South Pacific.

To quote Chief Brody - "You're gonna need a bigger boat."

Source: Independent | Comments (41)

Tags: Shark

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #32 Posted by Carnoferox on 31 March, 2019, 22:16
It's commonly expected here that if you're going to post a video you should give your own context, such as why the video is worth watching, the relevance of the video to the discussion, etc. Don't be lazy and actually contribute to the thread if you're going to post.
Comment icon #33 Posted by marsman on 31 March, 2019, 22:23
is it really perplexing you?
Comment icon #34 Posted by Alien Origins on 31 March, 2019, 22:44
Your right speed is not the only factor...For instance the Great White is an ambush predator it uses surprise over speed. And in the White's case it's major food source being seals it does well for the White Shark.... Yeah they are. And sharks are just a small portion of those denizens of the deep. In the ocean depths being sick, old or injured or not being alert can cost even the largest predator it's life.
Comment icon #35 Posted by oldrover on 31 March, 2019, 23:19
It was, it'd have to have been. But the article says the initial bite was from a bronze whaler, which the mako then took, and got hooked, then whilst it was being brought in, which'd take a while and would be when the mako was exhausted, the thirdshark or sharks got into the mako.
Comment icon #36 Posted by Captain Risky on 1 April, 2019, 3:42
If line caught then the time it took to reach the boat would have been too short for other smaller sea creatures to eat 3/4 of the body. This shark was attacked while being reeled in by something bigger. Shark, Orca or...
Comment icon #37 Posted by Habitat on 1 April, 2019, 4:34
Of course a bigger shark(s) has exploited the situation. Hooked fish being attacked by sharks is the bane of fishermen in many parts of the world. An interesting story, I was told year ago that sharks will not attack Cobia, a well know, game and food-fish, even if hooked, supposedly because the fish closely resembles the sucker-fish ( Remora) that accompany sharks, and act to keep them free of external parasites. I've caught a few Cobia, and yet to see one attacked by sharks.
Comment icon #38 Posted by Myles on 1 April, 2019, 10:50
I think they are relevant to the thread. I kind of liked watching them.
Comment icon #39 Posted by Captain Risky on 1 April, 2019, 13:34
yeah me too. its like the orca's are the good guy's.
Comment icon #40 Posted by TripGun on 1 April, 2019, 13:39
Before I understood I thought "shart-week" was just plain gross.
Comment icon #41 Posted by Abilityperson on 6 April, 2019, 20:35
Sharks kill each other, tigar sharks are cannibals also remember orcas killer whales have also been known to attack and kill great white sharks their name fits them. Orca Latin bringer of death!


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