We posted up a story on Saturday about the Australian scientists who believed that a great white shark that they had tagged with a tracking device had been eaten by another sea creature. The internet exploded as everyone was theorising that there was some weird underwater creature like a giant squid or a kraken going around eating great white sharks, but it turns out the actual solution may have been much simpler.
Although they don’t know for sure, the scientists now think that the great white shark was eaten by another great white shark that was way bigger than it. The one that was eaten was 9 foot long, but the scientists are estimating that the one that did the eating was 16 foot long and weighed over two tons. That’s one big motherfucker.
I’m not sure what’s scarier – the fact that before we discovered the truth we were all worried about some super massive sea creature floating around the deep, or the fact that it turned out to be a gigantic cannibal shark.
They’re unsure why the shark would want to eat the other one at this point, but theorised that it could have been a territorial dispute or simply that the bigger shark was hungry and didn’t have any qualms about eating one of its own kind. Mean as hell.
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