Here we are again making another video about massive sharks, yet again, because you lots seem to love them.
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These are 20 recent sightings of the Megalodon caught on camera number 20..
A 1933 SIGHTING
– a 1933 sighting.
You might think that smartphones have resulted in an increased number of reported megalodon sightings, but people have been saying that they’ve seen them for decades.
For example, deep sea angler and famous Western novel author Zane gray was off the coast of Rangoa in the South Pacific aboard the Ss manganui with his son, Lauren, when they saw something they couldn’t explain.
The pair were sailing from San Francisco to Tahiti on a fishing trip when, at around 5 Pm one evening, Lauren was at the rail of the boat and spotted A Flock of Seagulls in a spiral shape by an area of yellow water.
At first they thought it was a whale, but after seeing its tail rise up in the ship’s wake, they realized it was a huge shark.
Its head was at least 10 to 12 feet across and the vast yellowish creature covered in Barnacles was at least 40 or 50 feet long.
Lauren and Zane also knew that it wasn’t a whale shark as they had narrower heads and distinctive colors like white, purple and green with large brown spots.
While it could have been a sand shark, based on their description, none have been known to exceed 15 feet.
Had it been a prehistoric monster, we might never know.
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Now it’s time for the odd topic.
An innocent tourist was walking by the Sea when bam this happened.
Thankfully, he was quick to act and take a photo.
Most people would have panicked, so fair play.
The shark in the photo is so big that many think it’s a Megalodon.
But who cares what they think?
What do you think?
COAST GUARD FOOTAGE
As always, let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below, using the hashtag odd topic number 19.. Coast Guard footage in 2012, the Brazilian Coast Guard were performing a daring rescue and choppy waves when they captured something incredible.
It’s unknown if they meant to, but you can see the enormous outline of a sea creature much larger than anything we know to exist.
I mean, whales are pretty big, but this was on a whole different level.
Was it a Megalodon?
Well, it very well could be, and that’s what some experts are thinking, given the series of events we’ve been experiencing in recent years, for example, after the 9.2 sea Quake that struck the Indian Ocean, giving rise to a tsunami that killed over 230 000 people, the sea topography changed and sea life was made to find new territories to inhabit.
In 2011, Japan’s 9.0 earthquake and tsunami changed the coastline forever.
Ever since then, random sea life has been appearing in local Waters that have never been seen before.
Then there was the 2012 hurricane Sandy that hit the Mid-Atlantic.
This superstorm reshaped coastlines and shifted the ocean currents.
It also resulted in Maritime animals venturing into new territories.
We’ve also experienced the two hottest decades in about 400 years, making experts think this is all connected.
Rare species are washing up on our Shores, so as the prehistoric Megalodon been pushed out of hiding.
We’ve seen whales wash up without tails and whales being attacked by unknown sea creatures.
The Megalodon could be making its way to our Shores number 18..
Megalodon caught on camera by shark cage.
Shark cage diving is a thrilling activity for people who want to observe sharks up close and personal without ending up as their lunch.
People get all geared up in their diving gear, hop inside the cage and get lowered down into the ocean in Parts where sharks are known to live.
You expect to see great white sharks, but did someone see a Megalodon instead?
It sure looks like it, if this footage is anything to go by-
While many people say it’s fake, than it very well could be.
You can see Crystal Clear footage of someone inside a shark cage, only for an absolutely massive shark to appear.
It doesn’t engage with the diver, nor does it give the cage a second look.
Instead it just swims on by, almost like it was initially curious but then thought better of it.
I mean, who wants to break their teeth on metal?
Megalodons might be fierce, but they’re not stupid.
It’s never easy to know whether the footage is real, especially when we have such excellent CGI, but if this is real, it’s terrifying to think that the Megalodon really could be lurking in our oceans.
Number 17.. 62 foot long creature observed.
You might think that scientists, government officials and Marine experts would be the people to spot anything abnormal in the ocean, but it was actually a young kid in Chile who spotted something he believed wasn’t normal.
First of all, it’s important to know that various parts of the ocean are monitored.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of underwater cameras placed by scientists and the government at various depths.
Many of these are at oil rigs and scientific sites and anyone can tune into live feeds of them.
The young boy from Chile was monitoring a feat when he spotted something in the background: the shadow of a large animal and a very distinctive fin.
Experts were intrigued.
They prefaced by saying there’s no evidence to suggest the Megalodon is still in our ocean, but the fin they saw in the footage was absolutely huge.
They synchronized the video frames to determine the length of body parts that they could see in.
Their calculations suggested the creature was at least 62 feet long.
Now that could only be a Megalodon, right, and those same experts who say it doesn’t exist are starting to wonder whether it does.
After all, it was only a century ago that a Megalodon tooth was found, carbon dated to just 10 000 years ago.
We thought they went extinct millions of years ago.
Shark swims by ship off New England coast.
At first glance, people have ordered a ship off the coast of New England, probably thought they had seen a Megalodon.
It was an absolutely massive shark and even people a great distance away could see it in the water without any issues.
And while it definitely could have been a Megalodon, in this case it wasn’t: it was a basking shark, but to be fair, that’s not all that much less impressive.
Basking sharks are the second largest fish and shark in the world, only losing the top spot to the whale shark.
They are also one of just three plankton-eating sharks, which is good news if you have feared for your life.
They have gray, brown, mottled skin, a caudal fin with a lateral Keel and Crescent shaping, and they can reach lengths of up to 26 feet.
Even though they’re incredibly massive and look pretty threatening, they are gentle Giants.
They are known to be aggressive.
Nor are they harmful to humans, although we’re pretty harmful to them, if you ask me.
They’ve been used as a source of food for us, and people also catch them for animal feed, their fins and shark liver oil.
Our over exploitation has resulted in significantly reduced populations.
MEGALODON SIGHTING MYSTERY
Their conservation status is listed as endangered- number 15.. Megalodon sighting mystery.
How do we even know what a Megalodon looks like?
We’ve only ever found fossils and it’s never guaranteed that any digitized pictures created from fossil evidence are 100 accurate.
So when footage was uploaded to the internet showing an unknown shark, we can’t say with certainty that it wasn’t a Megalodon, but we also can’t say with confidence that it was?
It definitely could be one, though.
One video commenter said that after analyzing the video, they believe the mystery shark is about 30 feet wide.
They can’t see the rest of the body but would estimate that it’s 50 feet long.
That could only be the Megalodon in their opinion, although others were quick to point out that it could have been a Pacific sleeper shark.
They live on Continental shelves and slopes in the North Pacific and in the Arctic and temperate Waters.
While they usually average about 14 feet long, they can sometimes grow up to 23 feet.
SUBMARINE VS. SHARK
The coloring, shape and gills all seem to be entirely in line with what you can see in the footage number 14.. submarine versus shark.
Okay, So we know that this is a blunt nose six Gill shark and not a Megalodon, but just how impressive is this ancient species that predates most dinosaurs?
This shark is a dominant predator in the ocean and we’re able to see it up close and personal, courtesy of cameras on a submarine that was in partnership with the cape, a Lutheran Institute to tag animals.
The shark gets so close to the submarine that you can see its eye.
They almost look cartoon-like.
That’s how close it gets to the camera.
You can also see all its gills and those operating the submarine remark that the female shark is so large that she’s bigger than the submarine.
Six Gill sharks, also known as cow sharks, are the largest hex and Choi sharks in the world, prone up to 20 feet long.
They live in tropical and temperate Waters around the world and feast on whatever they can find in the areas they inhabit.
They have six rows of saw-like teeth, the blunt and Broad snout and small eyes.
They can also be found in a range of colors like black, brown and Tan.
Most have light-colored lateral lines on the edges of their fence and down their sides.
They might not be as large as the Megalodon, but they sure are just as impressive, and you might even think you’ve caught footage of a Megalodon When You See It For the First Time.
MEGALODON ATTACKS A BOAT
Number 13.. Megalodon attacks a boat.
A group of people organized a charter fishing boat off South Africa’s Coast on April 5th 2013..
It was a Friday, everyone was enjoying themselves and the video footage showed they had some luck catching fish.
After the first video was taken, a second one was taken two hours later showing the same people fishing in the dark.
One fisherman was frustrated because he had something on his line, but he lost it.
There was a deafening bang and the people on the boat were thrown around.
All you could see in the footage was water and a boat facing a direction it shouldn’t be facing.
The people on the boat were also screaming.
They were never seen again.
The next day the public learned about the charter boat that had been downed off the coast of Cape Town and they confidently stated that a breaching whale was to blame.
However, when search and Recovery experts went diving the next day, they believed the wreckage suggested otherwise.
It looked like a Megalodon had actually played a part in the events that unfolded that day.
MEGALODON ATTACKS WHALE
Well, while we’ve heard through the grapevine that footage of a Megalodon attacking a whale is fake- even if it is, it’s still impressive footage- you can see a massive shark launching a whale into the air, chomping down on it as if it were just a small fish.
Some say that a whale’s sheer weight would make it impossible for a Megalodon to lift it out of the water like that, but it’s not like we’ve ever been up close and personal with a live Megalodon to see if it’s possible.
Plus, science says that the two didn’t exactly get along in the past.
From an ancient tooth we’ve been able to learn that millions of years ago, an ancient sperm whale had an altercation with a mega tooth shark, likely a Megalodon.
The sperm whale was viciously attacked in an area we know today, as North Carolina experts identified marks from the attacks that had been preserved as gouges out of the tooth of a sperm whale.
They are the first evidence of Mega toothed sharks fighting with sperm whales.
The giant sharks would have preyed on whatever they wanted, and not even the largest marine animals in the ocean were safe.
Number 11.: 42-foot shark approaches kayaker.
Kayakers who venture out into the open ocean are some of the bravest people on Earth.
While they’re out there in their tiny 14-foot kayaks and canoes, they’re putting themselves in the path of some pretty dangerous and massive creatures.
It’s definitely not just peaceful fish out there, and according to some Youtube footage, there are more than just whales too.
One kayaker got the Fright of their life when they encountered a massive, unidentified creature swimming near them.
Some people suggested it could have been a Megalodon.
The Youtuber that uploaded the footage of monster shark TV compared to the 14-foot measurements of the kayak to the sea creature, estimating that it could have been 42 feet long they believed it was a Megalodon, since they were known to reach lengths of over 40 feet.
However, some commenters believe that the sea creature was just a basking shark.
They not only reached lengths of over 40 feet, but some can grow over 50 feet.
Basking sharks are also harmless to humans, which is probably why this kayaker made it home alive.
MEGALODON IS BACK
If it were a fierce shark species that love a good taste testing session like a great white or a megalodon, that might not have been the case, number 10.. Megalodon is back.
Tick Tock has become a source of news for many people.
Sure, you might open the app to watch people dance, but you stay for the juicy gossip and headline news.
The problem is you can sometimes end up hearing news that isn’t entirely accurate.
For example, one Tick Tocker claims that the Megalodon was back because a sizable unknown shark washed up on a beach measuring upwards of 55 feet long.
It was allegedly much longer than a great white and had seven to eight inch teeth.
That does sound very megalodonish.
So who are we to say the guy’s lying?
Well, the footage he showed in his little Tick Tock video was actually the same footage from when a 20-foot long basking shark washed up on Long Island beach in July of 2009.
The 5 000 pound shark washed up on the beach and died shortly after, and authorities were trying to work out why it died.
They quickly ruled out a boat strike.
Basking sharks can weigh up to seven tons, while measuring up to about 26 feet.
However, One Source stated they could be as long as 35 feet so short.
It was definitely a large shark, but it wasn’t a Megalodon, sorry to disappoint.
Number nine: evidence of Megalodon.
You might not believe that Megalodons are with us today, but some evidence is really hard to ignore.
Let’s get into it.
First of all, there was a satellite photo taken in the South Atlantic by Nasa that showed a Dark Bloom.
Wondering whether it might be harmful to marine life, experts went out and investigated it.
It turned out to be microbes, which aren’t hazardous to aquatic creatures.
But that’s not all they discovered in the satellite photo.
Upon zooming in, they noticed something that appeared to be a shark and when compared to pictures of 40-foot buses in Brazil at the same resolution, the shark was clearly much bigger, estimated to be about 70 feet.
In another piece of Megalodon evidence, a man was filming sperm whales at night which were about 60 feet long.
Out of nowhere, something grabs one of them.
Another breaching whale was ruled out.
And finally, researcher Martin Isaacs from Western Australia was diving and filming great white sharks when he saw a shark that didn’t look like the others.
The skin was darker and it had a point on the pectoral fin.
It was also much sturdier, with genetic structural differences in the cartilage.
It was about the same size as the great white, but the the pectoral fin points were the same as what was on the creature that attacked the whale.
Experts believe it might have been a baby Megalodon.
Megalodon sighting in New Zealand.
Could there be a Megalodon in the water surrounding New Zealand, possibly?
Apparently, two people called David and Jacob Martin took a photo of a Megalodon in a dive cave in Cape valwent, New Zealand.
The Coptic Oceanic Institute then performed a photoanalysis.
It does look very megalodon-like, but there’s always a chance it could be photoshopped.
After all, how on Earth would one of the largest prehistoric Marine creatures find its way into a dive cave in little old New Zealand?
It seems absurd.
Cape fallawan is about one hour from Puna Kaiki, near Westport.
At the end of Great Ocean Road it has a seal Colony.
You can see from a viewing deck a two-mile Coastal walking Track to a lighthouse and cave rafting opportunities in the Nile River Cave System.
These caves were formed from water running down the mountains and carving out underwater Caverns over time.
Anyone can book a visit through these caves for about 95 dollars.
So why would they do that if sharks of any type were known to lurk in there?
Doesn’t make sense.
Number seven: people say this is a real Megalodon shark.
Whenever you see any large shark, you can’t help but wonder whether it could be a Megalodon.
After all, most of us won’t see great white sharks in person, or at least not survive to say that we have.
So we don’t really know how to differentiate between a great white and a Megalodon.
So when this footage was uploaded to the internet, many people thought it was a Megalodon.
It ferociously leaped out of the water and grabbed what looked like a seal.
And sure, it’s a massive shark, but it’s actually a great white.
Not that a great white shark is any less impressive, to tell you the truth.
They can grow up to about 20 feet long and weigh as much as 5 000 pounds.
They are also an apex predator with no, no natural Predators, except for the occasional confident Orca.
They prey on fish and sea birds, but are also responsible for more human bites than any other shark.
Since 2012, there have been around 272 documented unprovoked attacks.
In most cases, though, it’s mistaken identity.
Our bone to muscle and fat ratio is too high for them to to digest, so they don’t actively Target humans.
Anyway, most attacked by great white sharks die from blood loss rather than being eaten.
Number six: real or fake- Megalodon Drone footage.
Any footage you see online of supposed megalodons should be viewed with caution.
Unless it’s some kind of confirmed marine biology expert, you should keep an open mind, but you can’t deny that this footage is quite scary to watch, even if you can’t be sure that the shark in it is actually a Megalodon.
Three children can be seen in the ocean on boogie boards when they’re being filmed from something up above- potentially a drone.
The child on the Orange Boogie Board closest to where the action’s about to kick off notices the dark shadow of an absolutely huge sea creature.
They’re probably quite terrified by what they see, so they turn around to likely head back to shore.
When the camera zooms out, you can see that the shark is absolutely gigantic compared to the three kids in the water.
Some people wonder whether its size could mean it’s a whale shark or a basking shark, but it doesn’t seem like it.
The whale sharks have white spots on their skin and very broad heads.
This shark doesn’t have either of those things.
It also doesn’t appear to be a basking shark, which also have much broader heads.
So what is it?
We don’t know.
EVIDENCE OF MEGALODON
Maybe it’s a great white, maybe it’s a megalodon, or perhaps it’s just a fake number five evidence of Megalodon.
People uploading footage of great whites and calling them megalodons for views makes it much harder for us to know whether Megalodons are actually real.
Anything that actually could be real is viewed much more skeptically, but there is some evidence that really does seem genuine.
For example, people in a boat around Hawaii on January 21st 2009 captured footage of a whale on the shore that had a severed tail.
The size of the bite means it couldn’t have come from any known shark species.
According to marine biologists, the only animal capable of such a large bite is the Megalodon, but they don’t exist anymore.
Right right, then there was a photo of something attacking a whale off the South African Coast in 2013..
The dorsal fin was about six feet long, much longer than any great white, and if we look back a little further in history.
A photo from the Nazi Archive of a German U-Boat in Cape Town, South Africa, shows massive fins.
The 64-foot difference between both fins would mean that whatever creature it belonged to was a hundred feet long, as the X-Files saying goes.
I want to believe, but I also really don’t, kind of honestly.
Number four: dangerous shark Megalodon caught on camera.
What would you do if a shark like this came swimming towards it with all those sharp looking teeth and those angry looking eyes?
Would you stop and wait to see if it was a megalodon or a great white, or would you get the hell out of Dodge?
I do the latter.
There’s no way I’d be hanging around to find out.
But to be fair, even though this footage is called dangerous shark Megalodon caught on camera, it does look like it’s a great white.
They have large conical snouts, a white Underside and gray dorsal area and many, many rows of serrated teeth.
These are all positioned behind their primary teeth and are ready to go if any of the front ones should break off.
When they use these teeth, they shake their heads from side to side in a type of swaying motion to help them rip off flesh.
You might also notice that they have large eyes compared to other shark species, and their irises are a deep blue rather than black.
To be honest, though, most of us aren’t going to be staring at their eyes on her and what color they are if we were to encounter one in the ocean.
MEGALODON TEETH DISCOVERIES
Number three: – Megalodon teeth discoveries.
It’s not uncommon to read news reports about people finding teeth from the now extinct Megalodon.
It’s not like they’re anything like other shark teeth.
Since they’re about seven inches long, these teeth would likely date back millions of years, even though the findings are quite recent.
But could Megalodon teeth be the final nail in the coffin about these prehistoric sharks not existing today?
Ask a Museum’s fossil fish collection curator, Emma Bernard, and the answer might be yes.
Emma says finding megalodon teeth is so common because they could easily lose a set of teeth every one or two weeks.
Just one Megalodon could lose 40 000 teeth in its lifetime, so there would be heaps of them fossilized all over the ocean floor.
They are also the hardest part of the shark, so they’re the part that is most likely to be found, and it’s their teeth that have met.
Emma doesn’t believe they are still in our oceans, despite what the Discovery Channel said on the odd occasion she said that if something as big as the Megalodon was in our oceans, we’d know about it.
We’d also see bite marks on other large marine animals and tens of thousands of fresh Megalodon littering the ocean floors.
And the truth is we’re just not seeing that.
Number two, two Megalodon sharks in Australia.
There are thousands of sharks in Australia.
In fact, out of 400 shark species in the world, at least 180 are found in Australian Waters and about 70 of them are endemic to Australia.
This information is important because when a fisherman claimed to have seen two megalodons on Google Earth footage, your immediate thought isn’t that he’s right.
The footage is blurry and all it shows are two large Marine creatures in the water.
An extinct prehistoric shark is perhaps the last option on the list of possible animals.
They could be.
Their size means they could be whales, but we don’t have any scale to know how large they truly are.
They could also be any number of sharks, like gray nurse sharks, spear tooth sharks, whale sharks, great whites-
The list goes on.
Sure, we can’t say with 100 certainty that they weren’t megalodons, but we can’t draw that conclusion from just two blurry shapes in the water.
Number one: South African Navy encounter Megalodon.
When you see any photo on the internet, you can’t always believe it’s real.
Nine times out of ten, anything you think might be fake typically is.
I mean, I just pulled those statistics out of thin air, but am I wrong?
Probably not so.
When this photo showed up online, people were skeptical.
Allegedly, the photo was taken by the South African Navy during Naval exercises.
Somehow they managed to capture the creature.
The shark is so big that it’s hard to believe it’s real, and if it is real, it appears much larger than any other great white based on how it dwarfs the people standing behind it.
According to the Guinness World Records, the largest measured great whites were 36 and 37 feet, but experts have always questioned the reliability of the measurements, since that’s so much larger than the average great white.
We don’t know if the photos are real, but you can’t deny that the shark in the picture, be it a great white or a megalodon, is absolutely massive.
Marine experts are waiting for the date when they capture footage so damning they can no longer deny the Megalodon’s existence.
Why do we think it’s extinct in the first place?
Do we even have any evidence to say that it is?
What do you think?
Do you believe the Megalodon is alive or extinct.
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