Originally posted by sayzaar
The cage in my opinion is just a model and the shark nothing out of the ordinary. Just a hoax to make it look as if it's a bohemoth. If the film was
real and indeed taken at unexplored depths, then there would'nt be a guy in a cage there feeding sharks, would there!!!
I second that. Something doesn't seem right with that "cage".
To me, it looks like a prank made specifically to get something sensational on Japanese TV.
THe 1st sharks appeared in the early Devonian period. All modern sharks existed in the tertiary period. As an avid diver and someone who has dove
with many different kinds of sharks, I can safely tell you I have never seen a shark that doesn't have at least 5 and no more than 7 gill slits.
NOw on to the video. It's not a Megla. They looked almost identical to great whites only larger in scale. That looks nothing like a great white.
If they are indeed at the depth they claim that isn't a diving cage. It could be a protective cage for the camera. At the depth they claim to be at
light penetration is a problem. So everything is going to be fairly close to the camera. Giving it the appearance that it's larger than it really
is. Now if its a protective cage for the camera rigs then it's probably only a few feet across.
I am 99% certain it's a Pacific Sleeper Shark. The location is right. The depth is right, they live up to 2000 Meters deep. Large ones can get up
to 15 feet but it's generally accepted that a very old one could hit 23-24 feet. The manner it's feeding is consistent with a pacific sleeper.
Definitely not a Megaladon either way. As for its enormous size - it's in the foreground and might also be larger than the other sharks feeding from
the bait (who might very well only be 3-5 feet in length for all we know).
Swiss naturalist Louis Agassiz gave this prehistoric shark its scientific name, meaning “ bigtooth,” in 1835. Based on similarities between
its teeth and those of the great white shark,Agassiz classified them as relatives, but some modern ichthyologists dispute that claim. Re-construction
of the shark ’s jaw in 1909, using the largest teeth available, produced a 120-ft.monster, but subsequent estimates range from 50 to 80 ft long. In
either case, and by anyname, megalodon remains the largest shark known to science.Is it still alive?Most ichthyologists believe megalodon died out
around 1.5 million years ago, but fossilevidence suggests that they are wrong. The British research ship Challenger dredged up two megalodon teeth
from the Atlantic, at a depth of 14,000 feet, in 1875. Dr. WladomirTschernezky analyzed the teeth at London’s Queen Mary College in 1959, and
reportedthat one was 24,000 years old and the other no more than 11,000 years old. His findingslend credence to several reports of giant sharks
resembling great whites recorded duringthe 20th century.• 1918: Australian fishermen reported an encounter with a monstrous shark nearBroughton
Island, off the coast of New South Wales. The shark swallowed several 3-ft.-wide crayfish traps with “ pots, mooring lines, and all.” Estimates of
its length ex-ceeded 100 feet, perhaps exaggerated by fear. All agreed that the beast was a shark“of the White Death type,” and not a whale.•
1927: American novelist Zane Gray saw a shark longer than his 40-ft. boat while fish-ing off the Polynesian island of Rangiroa.• 1933: Gray ’s
son, Loren, saw a nearly-identical shark while sailing 100 miles north-west of Rangiroa. He described it as 40 to 50 ft. long, with a head 10 to 12
ft. wide, andinsisted that it was not a whale shark.• 1950s: Author Thomas Helm watched a large shark resembling a great white swimunder his 60-ft.
boat in the Gulf of Mexico. Helm said that the fish “ was not an inchless than 30 feet ” long, and that when it was under the fishing boat, its
pectoral finsprotruded on either side.• March 1954: While riding out a storm near Timor, Indonesia, sailors aboard the RachelCohen felt a violent
blow against the keel. They later found 17 shark ’s teeth embeded in the hull, averaging 4 in. long and 3 in. wide. Ichthyologist John Randall,
atHawaii’s Bishop Museum, estimated the shark must have been 36 - 46 ft. long.While no megalodon has yet been killed or caught alive, the species
enjoys a measureof celebrity through horror novels and films. Novels involving relict megalodons in-clude Charles Wilson’s Extinct (1997), Cari
McKnight ’s From the Dark Below (2001), and awhole series from author Steve Alten: Meg (1997), The Trench (2000), Meg: Primal Waters (2004), and
Meg: Hell ’s Aquarium (2008). Films depicting megalodons at large include Shark Hunter (2001), Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002), Megalodon (2004),
and the Aus-trian production Hai-Alarm auf Mallorca (2004). Further Reading: Renz, M. Megalodon: Hunting the Hunter. ( Lehigh Acres, FL: Paleo
There was something very fishy about that claim here ---->
"The British research ship Challenger dredged up two megalodon teeth from the Atlantic, at a depth of 14,000 feet, in 1875. Dr. WladomirTschernezky
analyzed the teeth at London’s Queen Mary College in 1959, and reportedthat one was 24,000 years old and the other no more than 11,000 years
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