The photo of this impressively large shark was shared on social media. It was discovered by a man while fishing in Australia.
It almost feels like being in the movie The Meg, in which Jason Statham has to face a giant creature from the depths: a megalodon. The 2018 film invokes man’s primal fear by making the shark a threat to a crew.
Except this time, it’s the reality, with a few details. A 6-meter-long shark was caught in the middle of the sea off the coast of Australia. The images taken by the user, Geoff Brooks, who was present at the time of the capture, then shared on his Facebook account, are impressive.
We can see the great tiger shark with its head caught in ropes and stranded on the fisherman’s boat. None of the passengers nearby is in danger of any attack, as the shark was found dead.
Off the coast of Seven Mile Beach is where the shark was reportedly found, according to Geoff Brooks: “I was told it was caught a little further up the coast over the weekend,” the internet user wrote under his Facebook post.
The local newspaper Northern Star reports the testimony of Matthew, a fisherman: “I was fishing for a hammerhead shark when this huge shark appeared and swallowed it.” Despite this detail, it is not known what caused the animal’s death.
Some claim that the shark was supposed to be sold at a local market, while others say it was transported to a research center.