August 5, 2013

MEGALODON - Shark Week is BACK !!!

Okay all you Shark Fanatics;

Shark week opened last night with a bang on Discovery


Think about that for just a second. If you know what Megalodon is, you should be terrified out of your skull and reconsidering your next bubble bath. 

For those of you who have never been formally introduced to the most terrifying and largest predatory shark to ever live in our ocean, Megalodon, was a prehistoric shark far larger than any Great White shark. Megalodon could reach from 60 to 100 feet in length. 

Think bus with razor sharp teeth the size of your fist heading straight for you. Oh, don't worry about being bitten - this animal could gulp you down like a goldfish. But, I am sure he would take a bite for good measure. 

Can you imagine being at the beach with your family having a nice picnic without a care in the world. You decide to head out on your inner tube. You're laying there peaceful, with a nice full stomach and happy thoughts. Then - you see this coming. As the fin passed by you (if it gave you that much warning) it would probably block out the sun, casting a shadow over you.

The shadow that would be your demise. 

It would make "Jaws" look like a fairy tale to share with your young children. 

Of course, you probably wouldn't see this beast of a shark coming as they strike from below - just like a Great White - with such power you would be knocked unconscious from the force of the blow alone, propelled out of the water, and into the air, probably spun a few times, then caught in its mouth, and ate. 

Pretty dramatic, huh? 

Scary thing is, there are some people out there who think this animal could still be patroling the ocean. 

Could it? 

But, alas, this was simply something put together for the opening of "Shark Week". Honestly, that doesn't make it any less scary. 

I have always been a big fan of sharks - love the Great White and would do whatever I could to help protect them. I have a real problem with shark finners - their brutal tactics and disregard for the lives of these animals is horrible. Besides, if you talk to anyone who's ever had Shark Fin soup (the only reason for fining) they will tell you its like eating gelatin - with no taste. It's a goo that most would never eat again. 

But, I digress. 

Megalodon. Could it still be out there somewhere? Maybe in the depths of the Marianas Trench? 

Scary thought. 

Although I know this show was not an actual event, the next time I see the ocean, I will think twice before entering. :)