Researchers in Australia tagged a nine foot great white and gave her the code name “Shark Alpha.” Four months later, a beachcomber found Shark Alpha’s tag washed up onshore, and what the data revealed might shock you.
Here’s an appropriately dramatic explanation from the Smithsonian Channel’s “Hunt for the Super Predator” via YouTube:
Keep in mind:
1. The tag did not just fall off the shark, if it had, it would have floated to the top of the water.
2. If something simply took a bite of the shark and ingested the tag, that something immediately plunged more than a thousand feet below the surface, which is not a small feat.
3. The temperature change basically proves the tag was ingested, because it happened within seconds.
4. The incident occurred at 4 a.m. on Christmas Eve.
So, what killed Alpha Shark? Was it an underwater dinosaur? A Sasquatch? A Giant Squid? Alien mermaids? Godzilla? Does it have something to do with Obama or Benghazi or the still missing flight MH370?
We will most certainly NEVER KNOW.