CMHypno from Other Side of the Sun on June 29, 2014: I actually like the fact we still don't know everything about our planet. Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) 20 feet / 6.1 m. The greatest predator on Earth, the great white is famous worldwide for hunting ability. The information collected by the tag revealed three interesting pieces of evidence. Could it be that the 9-footer was engaged in mating, and only the tag was swallowed? Juveniles are similar in appearance, but generally lack blotches. The information above tells us whatever did this is capable of diving fairly deep, and big enough to take on a great white. It defines abomination, terrible in every. There's also the possibility that something could have somehow swallowed the tracking device after it fell off the shark, and the shark is still alive and well. I respect your opinion and you make good points, but everyone sees the world in a different way. Like the basking shark and whale shark… However, I don't feel nearly confident enough to suggest whatever did this was a Megalodon Shark. It seems pretty clear that Megalodon went extinct long ago, and there are simply too many other logical possibilities. However, the cookie cutter shark loses and replaces the teeth in its lower jaw all at once. Could this have been a Megalodon attack on a great white shark? - … Great Whites get most of the headlines but Bull Sharks may be the most dangerous shark of them all. This parasitic shark is no bigger than a cat, but its bite packs a fearsome punch. Besides these sharks, there’s an abundance of other wildlife that thrive in the cold waters of the Arctic. Food for thought... :-)). Terry Goss [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons. Megamouth is a filter feeder like the whale shark and basking shark. Let's get to the bottom of it. On one trip out to an area about 40 miles offshore we were drift fishing in about 600' when we saw a VERY large creature swimming by. The whale shark is a filter feeder – one of only three known filter-feeding shark species (along with the basking shark and the megamouth shark). But still the megalodon too can't be the likely suspect. This should be an alternative among the voters’ options, I think. Just like the Bigfoot shows that promote themselves in a way that makes you think they actually have found evidence for bigfoot (for which there is no conclusive evidence of his existence despite thousands of so called eyewitness accounts that are always vague and lacking proof) this is just a ruse. They wouldn't swallow a shark of this size and leave the tag in tact. Such a whale would also return to the surface after the fight. Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus | National GeographicWelcome to "Animal Kingdom" Channel ! While the megalodon is thought to have grown to a size of 18 meters, the next fish tale that Discovery Channel wants to tell is not quite that big. :-). Megamouth sharks can grow nearly twenty feet long, the size of a very large great white shark. It possessed 12-inch teeth and would have given even the mighty Megalodon a run for its money. Knew it was a Megalodon when I first heard about it :) Orca's do not dive that deep, their body is not meant for that kind of pressure, nor do they have the power to move that fast. I'm referring to the Smithsonian, not you. They eat fish, primarily. It was formerly thought to be a member of the family Lamnidae and a close relative of the great white shark … Nukumi probably had her first litter 30 years ago, Fischer said, making her at least a grandmother by now. Therefore, we'd expect it to have the same endothermic body temp regulation system. Could it kill a modern blue whale? The shark—a great white dubbed Miss May—”pinged in” at 4:58 a.m. on July 9, according to an update on the OCEARCH website, an ocean research organization that tracks sharks. In fact, you may want to check out the Smithsonian Channel page about this show and see what conclusions you come up with for yourself. The XL sharks are to be unlocked once you max level up any L (Large) shark. In fact, there’s only one other Shark like them, the appropriately-named Megamouth Shark. The bottom line: Something is out there capable of preying upon large sharks. Thus, if this tracking monitor did indeed wash ashore a killer whale attack is the most probable of all theories presented. In fact, Shark Bites were actually marketed as direct spin-offs of Fruit Wrinkles outside of the United States. White sharks are not a normal part of their diet, but at a length of up to 60 feet, a full-grown whale might take the opportunity if the shark made itself available. The largest known specimen measured over 30 feet long and weighed over a thousand pounds. Despite the “big, monster great white,” Smith tells his guests that orcas are known to feed on sharks. Perhaps this is the first evidence of some massive, undiscovered creature we can barely imagine. Judging from the explanations and the clues, I think the predator would be reptilian in nature or some hybrid shark or something like that. Does this kind of thing happen more often than we think, and this is the first time it's been documented? Bull sharks famous cousins, great white shark and tiger shark… This presents a couple of scenarios. In 2012, a 40’ Whale Shark … I've gotten a lot of questions in the comments section of my Megalodon shark article regarding my opinion on this unprecedented predatory attack. Like the other two planktivorous sharks, it swims with its enormous mouth wide open, filtering water for plankton and jellyfish. Answer: The megalodon shark not only could eat whales, but did as the main part of its diet. Takip et. Megamouth sharks can grow nearly twenty feet long, the size of a very large great white shark. Another bigger great white shark could not have dived that fast ether so I am crossing that out. A new study suggests that the Megalodon may have been wiped out by its successor, the great white shark. As you can see there really isn't much of a comparison, it would be hard to confuse the two. Previous to the current ban, fishers were allowed to keep the giant sharks, which were assumed to be bycatch, but had to report the catch via a notification system, allowing 24 hours for researchers to have the option of examining the sharks to collect relevant data before the catch could be sold. Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email. I suppose the answer would rest in how often they would prey on something like a White Shark, which I suspect is not often. cryptid (author) from USA on June 29, 2014: Thanks, CMHypno. Our list of suspects above consists of some terrifying beasts, including a few that may or may not even exist. The Logician from now on on June 11, 2014: Some, I agree they are the minority, don't believe what they want to believe when the evidence is not there, and then there are some who exploit situations to take advantage of those who believe what they want to believe (there are extinct monsters) despite evidence to the contrary, usually just to make money. It is distinctive for its large head with rubbery li… It feeds on plankton including copepods , krill , fish eggs , … (in this case you don't need to imagine an extinct monster to explain what happened). Is it possible there is some other sea monster out there that would see a 9-foot great white shark as prey? The proposed ban was put forward in July this year after a series of controversial catches raised concerns of conservation groups, who have long called for the ban. Megalodon (Otodus megalodon), meaning "big tooth", is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 23 to 3.6 million years ago (mya), during the Early Miocene to the Pliocene. Sämtliche Staubsauger dieser Serie lassen sich schnell und einfach zu Handstaubsaugern umwandeln. I believe this is the conclusion eventually reached in the documentary. The megamouth shark ( Megachasma pelagios) is a massive species of shark that's rarely seen by humans. *****OLD***** Great white shark vs Hammerhead shark. The megamouth shark was only discovered in 1976, and fewer than 100 of these rare sharks have ever been seen. We have to think this would be one tremendous squid to overpower a 9-foot great white. Seriously, and referring to line item #3 under “The Evidence” subheading, is it not more likely this piece of technology would have been lost to the vast ocean? However, there was one prehistoric whale that gave megalodon a run for its money. The largest confirmed great white shark teeth are less than 3 inches long. Many speculate if the shark somehow managed to survive extinction Megalodon now lives in very deep water. The average fully-grown Whale Shark measures around 30–33’ long, while Basking Sharks are generally in the 20–26’ range. Be aware that this post only represents my theories and opinions, and none of my conclusions are necessarily supported by anyone involved with the actual research into this event. Tom Schumacher from Huntington Beach, CA on June 14, 2014: Nice hub! We don't know how big colossal squid can get, but they do lurk in the oceans south of Australia. If the Megalodon still does exist it would be thought be a cold blooded creature depending if all it really was an enormous shark. Mit dieser vielseitigen Anwendbarkeit schaffen wir den größtmöglichen Komfort für unsere Kunden. This shark was a huge predator with an incredibly powerful bite.The megalodon shark not only could eat whales, but did as a main part of its diet. Another chilling thought: There once lived a Sperm-whale relative called Livyatan Melvillei that certainly could have taken down a full-grown Great White. [See previous story: Big, pregnant great white shark caught off Taiwan’s north-east coast ]. [See previous story: Six megamouth sharks caught in four days: conservation groups call for catch ban ]. Okay, this is why you're here, isn't it? Megamouths eats killer whale. However, while sharks are indeed cold-blooded, sharks of the family Lamnidae have a system that allows them to raise their body temperature well above that of the surrounding water. Abilities. If not, which super predator is responsible? The third, also male, was a metre longer, and washed up on … cryptid (author) from USA on June 12, 2014: Interesting point, Seraho. While they are large in size they would not be able to swallow a 9ft great white and have the tag remain in good enough condition. But, like the great white shark, megalodon was most likely an ambush predator, lurking in the depths and coming up to attack. Great whites are now known to be warm blooded but orcas still have much higher metabolic rates because they breathe air. November 10, 2020 November 10, 2020 Phillip Charlier 0 Comment great white, megamouth shark, shark Taiwan’s Fisheries Agency announced that a ban on catching great white, basking, and megamouth … The megamouth is an extremely rare deepwater shark that comes to the surface at night to feed on migrating prey. It's in its own family and its own genus as a single species ( … However, it is the smallest of the three species of filter-feeding sharks, behind the whale shark and the basking shark.The megamouth shark gets its name from the remarkably large, circular mouth. But there is no reason to fear getting chomped by this monster of the deep. He can lift the Small Fishing Boat out of the water, knocking off the sailors. 30 years after it was discovered, it's finally revealing itself. I agree with the Megalodon theory. Over the years, there have also been a number of encounters in Sydney's Hawkesbury River. Killer whales are known to attack great whites. I think i'll go with the unknown superpredator vote. Most of these fish – and some aren't very large – prey on young dolphins as well as old and infirm ones. The White Shark, more commonly referred to as the "Great White," has been reported to be involved in more attacks on humans than any other shark. You make some excellent points. The sensational moment was caught on camera by Adam Malski, 33, as the fish proved why it has the reputation of the ocean’s most fearsome predator. These sharks don't attack prey but instead swim with their mouths agape, sucking in tiny organisms. Three of the largest shark species (the whale shark, the basking shark and the megamouth shark) are filter-feeders, and live on a diet made up predominantly of plankton. While disputed, most researchers put Megalodon in the family Lamnidae, and even the genus Carcharodon, which would make it closely related to the Great White. Megachasma pelagios Length Up to 18 ft Description Blackish brown on back and sides, creamy underside; large head and huge distending mouth; large fleshy tail; white-tipped pectoral fins Food … :-). Or, like the Orca scenario above, perhaps it chased the shark down the slope because it saw the shark as a threat. In fact, since its discovery in 1976, there have been relatively few live sightings. The Lamniformes (/ ˈ l æ m n ɪ f ɔːr m iː z /, from Greek lamna "fish of prey") are an order of sharks commonly known as mackerel sharks (which may also refer specifically to the family Lamnidae).It includes some of the most familiar species of sharks, such as the great white, as well as more unusual representatives, such as the goblin shark and megamouth shark. Bigger Great White Shark. They are believed to get even bigger. Despite their size, colossal and giant Squid are generally prey items of sperm whales and even great white sharks. cryptid (author) from USA on June 11, 2014: Understood, tsadjatko. They’re almost too big to believe, but they eat the smallest food imaginable. In a four-day period between June 15 and June 18 this year, six rare megamouth sharks were caught in fishing nets off the coast of Hualien County on Taiwan’s east coast, raising concern among local environmental groups that the fish were not merely being caught as bycatch. A megamouth shark is a member of the same order of sharks that includes white sharks, basking sharks and mako sharks. From Shark Week 2015's "Alien Sharks: Close Encounters." It is large. As for sperm whales, their teeth are designed to latch and grip and would leave the tracker in a damaged state. As I stated at the outset, the largest great white on record measures over 21 feet, but there is anecdotal evidence that they can reach 30 feet or more. cryptid (author) from USA on June 14, 2014: Thanks MJ! Videoing kayaker knocked into water by white shark Surfer bitten by shark in Florida; in NSW, shark bites teen in area where husband fought great white to save wife Dive trip goes wrong when mother, son and guide are attacked by shark in Egypt Tracking Sharks. This video is the epitome of evil. The most likely suspect is an unknown superpredator which appears to be reptilian in nature just like the prehistoric sea monsters but evolved to be more bigger and specialized capable of eating a great white whole. Adult salmon sharks are medium grey to black over most of the body, with a white underside with darker blotches. There have been 100's of reports of these animals all around the coast of Australia. A Sperm whale didn't do it ether, their teeth and mouth evolved in such a way to eat squid. Dinosaurs. The Megamouth shark was discovered in 1976, ... Greenland shark (S. microcephalus), whale shark (Rhiniodon typus), great white shark (Carchawdon carcharias), tiger shark … Its stocky body is most notable for its long, white … Such a shark would certainly match all of the criteria outlined by the tag data. My fascination with great white sharks extends back 20+ years. Which doesn't explain why the data on the tag attached to the shark shockingly went up to 70 degrees or higher from 46 degrees in a depth of 300 feet. cryptid (author) from USA on November 12, 2015: Hi Levius. Yes, Cryptid 2, as you say...you never know, there may be a remnant aquatic reptile of some kind in our oceans. Leaving you with 2 options... Megalodon and some other monster undescovered. I think you may have missed a different explanation. Photo Credit: Foodette Reviews. It is very unlikely to see, and no one suspected its existence until then, when a new family, genus, and species was created to classify this shark. There are a lot of people suggesting that this attack on a white shark is proof that Megalodon is still out there. I wrote this post in response to some questions I had been getting regarding my opinion on all of this, particularly as it relates to the possible involvement of the Megalodon Shark. But it is hard to obtain. Dolphins are natural prey for many species of sharks, including tiger sharks, great white sharks and bull sharks. 2) The special Great White … Killer whales are surface hunters and rarely dive deeper than a few hundred feet to forage. Watch Hungry Shark World Megamouth VS Great Hammerhead VS TIGER Shark - Enacorie 9693 on Dailymotion Probably. Of course, I think even the "evidence" could mean many different things other than a giant predator dragging and devouring a large shark. As for a remnant aquatic reptile of some kind, you never know. What kind of beast would, or could, do such a thing? The biggest white shark ever documented was just a bit over 21-feet, though they are speculated to get larger. He is one of most versatile and efficient sharks, because of large amount of health, slow health drain, big diet and medium size. Still, hope springs eternal …. I appreciate your remarks, and I'm glad I could save you some time. With interests in science and nature, I explores topics from a unique and sometimes controversial perspective. The megamouth shark is a rare shark and a large species, reaching weights of 2700 pounds (1215 kg). Giant squids or sperm whales are out of the question. When a member of a pod is in danger from a shark, however, the rest of the pod springs to the defense. if this is megalodon it may be it there is no proof that it ate it and we don't know if it still lives, I think it might be possible for a megladon to exist because we have not explored all of the ocean meaning the deeper parts as are diving equipment is not good enough to go deeper for a longer stretch of time. Pterantula at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3 or CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons. These are the great white, the bull shark and the tiger shark. The snout is short and cone-shaped, and the overall appearance is similar to a small great white shark. :-). It’s one of three known filter feeding sharks, including the basking shark and the whale shark. The clip is attached to a documentary called Hunt for the Super Predator that aired on the Smithsonian Channel. Shark … The jaws of a great white shark, the largest predatory fish in the sea, can contain up to seven rows that hold up to 300 teeth at any one point. I think there is a possibility that they are out there and that some kind of change in the ocean whether it be a change in the temoerature of the water or the level of the water could possibly be bringing them up out of where they have been hiding all these years. They are filter … When a member of a pod is in danger from a shark… In addition to whales, megalodon also preyed on prehistoric dolphins, seals, sea turtles and large fish. Giant squid also woldnt likely be a possibility and a larger great white? Whatever happened, the attacker didn't give up and eventually devoured the shark at the bottom of its dive. As for a Megalodon, there is no empirical evidence proving these prehistoric creatures still exist today. What else would be big enough to apeat a 9ft great white and leave the tag in good condition? It is rarely seen by humans and is the smallest of the three extant filter-feeding sharks alongside the whale shark and basking shark. But the fact that the tracker remains unharmed leaves it out of the equation. The shark abruptly dove—or was dragged—down the wall of the Continental Shelf to a depth of about 580 meters, or 1,900 feet. And there is some evidence that great whites may attack and kill, if not consume, each other. Dolphins are natural prey for many species of sharks, including tiger sharks, great white sharks and bull sharks. Some squid exhibit diurnal vertical migration, meaning they stay in the depths during daylight and rise to the surface at night. I have daily press clippings from the 1980's that state there have been over 40 reported sightings of a large plesiosaur type animal in southern Australian waters over the past few years. An orka wouldn't even likely be a possibility. It also tells us the beast does not spend all of its time at tremendous depths, since following the attack the creature came back closer to the surface, and at least for the next 8 days did not dive deeper than 330 feet. In fact, it’s possible they even preyed on each other from time to time. Is it theoretically possible that white sharks dive deep in response to threats from whales and this explains the chase? They are highly intelligent and fierce animals, and a pod of killer whales is a formidable adversary even a large great white would likely avoid. I left your first comment there because I think what you said about the squid is important. This video is just a marketing tool for the Smithsonian channel show "Hunt for the Super Predator" and so of course they want you to believe some undiscovered monster is the cause so you'll watch the show. The megamouth shark is an exotic species discovered in 1976. In the wild, orcas have been seen preying on great white sharks. Leviathan Melvillei was a huge whale about the same size as meg, but with teeth measuring a foot long. THESE terrifying images show the bloody aftermath of a vicious fight between two cannibal Great White sharks. Those who catch one of the three species but fail to release them in accordance with the regulations shall be subject to a fine of a minimum NT$30,000 to a maximum NT$150,000, or a fixed term of imprisonment to a maximum of three years. Loading... Unsubscribe from Bagoyee? Thanks for adding your thoughts! One more thing is that a sperm whale's teeth are smaller and their mouth are also too small unable to swallow a 3 meter long shark whole. It is big, elusive, and very strange. Is such a whale still out there somewhere? But i do think it is a great possibility it was a megalodon that ate Alpha. As I stated at the outset, the largest great white … Breaking it down, it is certainly easy to rule out a few of these suspects. The Megamouth shark, or Wahanui, (Megachasma pelagios), is an extremely rare species of deepwater shark, and the smallest of the three filter-feeding sharks.
Though they give live birth, these sharks do not connect to their young through a placenta. July 26, 2017 - This extremely rare megamouth shark was filmed off the coast of Indonesia. 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The toothiest place on the web. The megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) is a species of deepwater shark.It is rarely seen by humans and is the smallest of the three extant filter-feeding sharks alongside the whale shark and basking shark.Since its discovery in 1976, few megamouth … Great white sharks can live up to 70 years. Although the great white shark has a fearsome reputation, in a straight fight it is outclassed by the orca. Let's take a look at them one by one. Grad student Paul Clerkin and marine biologist David Ebert make history as they put the first satellite tag ever on a megamouth shark. Question: Could the megalodon shark eat a whale? Watch the feeding frenzy in Great White Appetite! This is quite a bit larger than megalodon teeth, the largest of which is only about seven inches. Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) is well-known for its unpredictable, capricious and aggressive nature.More than any of the other sharks, bull shark is the most feared and dangerous. Whatever did this had to be huge, powerful, and able to dive to some impressive depths. Highly unlikely. Bildir. Then again, a shark is a fish. The largest is the whale shark, which has been known to get as large as 18 meters (60 feet).The smallest fits in your hand. 5 yıl önce | 37 görüntülenme. Megalodon killer shark may have been wiped out by great whites. I have to again state that none of my thoughts or theories are necessarily supported by the researchers involved in the making of Hunt for the Super Predator or the Smithsonian Channel. The oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus), also known as Brown Milbert's sand bar shark, brown shark, lesser white shark, nigano shark, oceanic white-tipped whaler, and silvertip shark, is a large pelagic requiem shark inhabiting tropical and warm temperate seas. The orcas, sperm whales, and giant squids couldn't have killed the shark. Before we dig into the world of cryptozoology let's consider some known creatures that are possible suspects in this case. Now that the ban is in place, fishers will still be required to notify authorities about the time and location of the catch, along with information about fishing method, size of the shark, and other basic data, but will have to return the shark to the ocean, dead or alive, and will not be able to keep, or sell the catch. However, both species can hit even more impressive sizes. cryptid (author) from USA on June 09, 2014: Thanks Wesman. When the tag eventually washed up on shore it told a bizarre tale of the shark's final minutes. Sharks come in all sizes. Abandoned animation that I decided to sound and meanwhile do a horrible job at it. A sperm whale? Sperm whales are huge predators and can dive down to around 8,000 feet. It would have to be a big enough animal to almost completely swallow the shark whole. I like think there's possibly some unknown monster out there too, but I agree that there is probably a more logical explanation. My logical minds says the most likely explanation is a much bigger Great White Shark, but part of me would real love it to be some never before seen monstrous creature that lurks in the depths of our oceans. However, if it were a pod protecting young, they would have good reason to stay closer to the surface. Is the culprit an even bigger great white shark? ... A great white shark attacks a decoy being towed behind a boat. i have posted this information previously on a different site.Back in the mid 1970's I kept a 42' sportfish at stamford marina (CT) We would routinely travel to the atlantic ocean to fish usually spending a week or more at montalk. How big was this shark, and how big do great whites get? Learn how your comment data is processed. Ether a giant squid or colossal could be possible but very doubtful, because the creature stayed close to the surface for days after and that's not a characteristic of those two squids types. Wesman Todd Shaw from Kaufman, Texas on June 09, 2014: Very good article about a very interesting and current topic. Is it possible another even bigger great white may have eaten the 9-foot shark? @Dognip5: Very logical breakdown. The 4.8m shark … Basking Sharks and Whale Sharks tear up the rulebook of what it means to be a fish. Though, and to the contrary, Orcas are known predators of great white sharks. Not only are orcas much bigger, they are also smarter. What would prey upon a 9-foot great white shark? This report by David Riggs, however, I found difficult to accept for face value because I find it rather odd the tracking device washed ashore. Taiwan’s Fisheries Agency announced that a ban on catching great white, basking, and megamouth sharks went into effect today, November 10, after a 60-day notification period for objections to an amended law passed the threshold. some evidence that great whites may attack and kill, if not consume, each other. I'm not sure what it could be, but it seems to me, by your various descriptions, each of the known animals are rules out even though there may be scientific explanations for the unusual behavior recorded by the tag. It was placed in the order Lamniformes, which includes the basking shark, but also the white shark, threshers, makos, and sand tigers. Marcy J. Miller from Arizona on June 14, 2014: Interesting material, Cryptid. Cost. Another Megalodon Comparison. Mehr lesen. The temperate rose 32 degrees, indicating it (at least the tag if not the whole shark) was devoured by some other creature.
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