Recently, a video of a giant shark scaring some tourists created a furore at Ticktock, and people were convinced that we were watching Mego In real life The original video, which has been viewed millions of times and shared across social media, features a giant shark that some have speculated may be a relic of the past. Namely, the extinct megalodon. But it appears that the video has a completely logical explanation for the creature. However it is still a notable scene.
The video was originally shared by composer Alex Albrecht. He was sailing across the Atlantic when the footage under consideration was captured. The passengers aboard the boat can be heard stunned to see this huge sea creature, some in panic. The video’s caption reads, “A six-week trip across the Atlantic saw this big f ****** shark.” The sheer size of the sea animal prompted some people watching the video to believe that it was a megalodon. The video has been watched over 37 million times so far. Hundreds of comments have also been shared.
One commenter said, “Yes definitely is Megalodon !!” Another said, “I am just saying that no one can say that Megalodon does not exist when we have discovered only 5% of the ocean.” While it is true that much of the ocean has not yet been discovered, these ancient creatures went extinct 3.6 million years ago. Rather, as many other commentators pointed out, it appears to be a basking shark. And this would certainly explain the enormous size of the creature, as they are the second largest shark right next to the whale shark.
Given the tone of some observations, it is also important to note that basking sharks are virtually harmless to humans. They only eat plankton. Shark attacks, even those that are carnivorous, are relatively rare. However humans should always use caution around large, wild animals.
In the Megalodon news which is slightly more real, a young boy recently got an actual tooth from one of the extinct creatures on the beach in South Carolina. Brayden Drew discovered a four-inch tooth on her fifth birthday. In an interview with Newsweek, HI’s mother, Marissa, said the following.
“My son’s fifth birthday was on 20th. We were on vacation in Myrtle for the second year in a row. He was digging in the sand and found it! My husband now decides to continue looking for other teeth. Cancun a few years ago. A huge conch in it. So I think it runs in the family. “
On the film side of things, we’ll see Jason Statham once again venturing out with at least one, if not many, Megalodons Meg 2. Ben Wheatley is set to direct the sequel to the 2018 Shark flick, which became a huge hit for Warner Bros. Be sure to watch the original video for yourself from Alex Albrecht’s TickTalk.
Subject: Ticktok, Meg