Monstrous 11ft great white shark has been found with bite mark from 'even bigger sea beast'
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A huge 11ft great white shark has been found with a massive bite from a creature that is being described as 'even bigger'.
To be honest, 11ft is already gigantic, so to think that this great white has been attacked by something bigger is quite frankly terrifying.
While they may not head too close to shore, it does really make you think of what is in the deep ocean.
Anyway, I digress. The unfortunate shark that was found with the massive bite is called Maple, and was tracked just off the coast of St George Island, Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico, on Monday (6 March).
Shark tracking company Ocearch instantly recognised the female predator by her distinctive and rather sore-looking bite on her left side.
They predicted that Maple did get the bite from a larger, more ferocious great white, though they cannot be 100 percent sure.
From the very clever tracking done from Ocearch, Maple has spent the last two winter seasons swimming around the gulf coast.
She obviously feels relatively safe in those waters and is likely one of the biggest creatures there.
But Maple is getting a little too close to shore for a lot of people's liking, with the great white being pinged just 43 miles off the coast.
It has raised concerns for some with the US spring break fast approaching and college students flocking to the beach to celebrate.
According to Florida Insider, more than half a million college students visited the state last year, a whole lot of who will head to the beach.
While the worry of sharks heading towards shore is a big worry for our friends across the pond, it is not particularly a cause for concern for us in the UK.
Well, you say that, only last month, what appeared to be shark fin was seen off the Cornish coast by a woman in Gunwalloe, near Porthleven.
Yes, it is rare to find one off the UK coast, but there are already a lot of species of sharks swimming in EU waters nearby.
Speaking to LADbible in November, Dr. Harley Newton, chief veterinarian scientist at Ocearch, said: “There is definitely a strong chance of a white shark swimming to the UK.
"We are, as a result of climate change, seeing some of the first shifts in their use of habitat. Some species are moving slightly northern to get to some cooler waters but overall that’s not a huge shift yet.
“When we land-based animals think of the environment in two dimensions, we forget the fact that the ocean is incredibly deep and vast.
"Just because we don’t see them on the surface, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t using the hundreds of metres beneath.”