On the list of the most exciting activities in the world, swimming with sharks should certainly be among the first few. Intrepid divers who seem fearless dive into the ocean waters to swim alongside one of the deadliest predators on the planet.
Recently, a group of divers were exploring the shores near Jupiter, a small town in Florida, when they spotted a group of sharks and decided to go over to swim with them and take some photos.
After a few minutes floating and swimming around the sharks, the divers fixed their eyes on one in particular. A shark so large that it outshined everthing else and made divers appear like miniature toys.
The most impressive thing about the shark was not only its size but also the strange round shape of its entire body. Amazed by what they were seeing, the divers began to record and photograph the gigantic and strange animal that seemed to enjoy the attention it received and continued to swim around the site, almost posing for the cameras in what turned out to be a spectacular photoshoot.
Capt. John Moore, a 55-year-old photographer and conservationist, took many photos that he posted on social media that have now gone viral. Everyone has been able to appreciate the peculiar shape of this animal.
Moore assured that it was not a malformation or mutation of the species, on the contrary, the reason is very positive. It turns out that this shark would be in the last stage of a pregnancy about to give birth.
“With sharks you can never really be sure, but it certainly seems that way. This is the correct timing for pregnant females to be having their pups,” said Moore.
After many comments on social media posts, Moore admitted that while the image might distort the perspective of the size of the shark due to the angle from which it was taken, in reality this specimen was indeed particularly large and ensures that its weight would be around the 600 pounds, well above the 250 pounds that bull sharks normally weigh on average.
This species of shark has decreased its population due to overfishing. So, we hope that these incredible images can help improve conservation campaigns and methods.
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