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Tourist beaches in the Philippines were in panic recently when a 2 ton monster was stranded on the shoreline in the small tourist and fishing village!
Holiday makers and locals alike were all astounded and shocked when this huge 20 foot long shark appeared in the shallow water. Just a few feet away from people who nearly jumped out of their skin.
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The monster had been trapped in local fisherman nets. In just a few minutes it was surrounded by crowds of onlookers who simply could not believe what they were seeing. This huge unusual deep water shark is called a mega mouth shark.
It was only discovered in recent times first being recorded by scientists in 1976. Only 70 sightings of the gigantic beast have ever been known to this day. Scientists estimate that these sharks can live to be over 100 years old.
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As scary as this 20 foot 2 ton beast looks, it is not dangerous to humans. The huge sharks actually feeds on microscopic life in the oceans filtering them through its gills and does not feed on larger prey. This shark eventually died whilst being untangled from the nets.
Why the shark was so close to shore in shallow water is unknown.
Bathers were terrified by the event but even if they had known the shark was harmless the sheer size of the beast was certainly enough to frighten anyone. Would you go into the water if you saw a monster as large as this swimming beside you.
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