It seems like there could be something huge and dangerous lurking beneath the waters around Australia as a fisherman pulled the severed head of a mako shark up from the depths.
Trapman Bermagui, also known as Jason, dragged the 100kg head of the mako shark up from the waters off the coast of Sydney. The whole body was bitten clearly off by something bigger.
What could have bitten off the body from a 100kg head of the mako shark?
Bermagui was out in his boat fishing in New South Wales when he caught the humongous head. Whatever bit the body off must be very very big.
Bermagui posted the picture on his Facebook page next to an adult male to show the size of the head. He wrote, “So this was all we got back of this monster mako. Unfortunately we didn’t see what ate it but must of [sic] been impressive!! The head was about 100kg.”
“It was a crazy morning of shark fishing. Hoping to catch smaller sharks but just hooked big sharks that got eaten by bigger sharks again.”
To give an estimation, mako sharks can grow to up to 12 feet (nearly four metres) long and can weigh up to 570kg.
They’re also the quickest of all the sharks, capable of speeds approaching 50mph.
At least we know that we can cross out the megalodon. Unlike the appearances in films, we’re unlikely to turn up a gigantic prehistoric shark. It’s been extinct for quite a long time.
The more likely candidate is the great white shark. It is capable of reaching 20 feet (six metres) long, a great white is the most feared fish in the sea. It is definitely capable of having a chunk of the mako shark.
People on social media have got few ideas of their own. It’s not impossible that it was more than one shark or maybe a killer whale. Some even think it’s a tiger shark.
Nothing is certain as of yet but we all know for a fact that something big is lurking down there.