The Shark’s head seems to be bitten off by some creature even bigger than the gigantic shark
Trapman Bermagui, also known as Jason, was trying to catch some smaller sharks off the coast of Sydney but instead he came across a severed head of a gigantic shark. The shark head alone weighed around 100 kg and belonged to a huge Mako shark. Jason also found a marlin bill embedded into the shark’s head. It seemed the shark had great healing abilities as the marlin bill had been inside the Mako’s head for many years.
What is extremely extraordinary about this encounter is this, the creature that decapitated this huge shark must have been a gargantuan one itself as no smaller one would have been able to smite the head off a shark whose head alone weighed around 100 kg. The predator that detached the Mako’s head must have attacked it from behind and swallowed up the rest of its body.
Jason wrote a post on Facebook stating that the shark’s head was all they were able to find. He further showed remorse on not being able to witness the creature that ate it as it must have been quite a creature itself.
While we cannot say anything for certain regarding the apex predator but is it possible that it may have been a megalodon? Though it seems highly unlikely as megalodons became extinct around 2.6 million years ago. Whatever it was, must have been one enormous beast. A comparison of famous shark species’ sizes is shown in the image below.
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So, if it wasn’t the Megalodon, what could have consumed this Mako Shark? Let’s see, large adult Mako sharks can grow up to 4.5 meters in length and can weigh over 500kg whereas Great white sharks can grow to 6.4 meters and weigh between 680 and 1,800 kg. However, some of the larger great white sharks have been documented to weigh up to 2,270kg. So, if one of these larger great white sharks was really hungry or spoiling for a fight with the Mako shark, then this might explain why the Mako shark’s head was ripped off.
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