THIS Terror-Inducing Monster Is The Thing That Has Been Eating Great White Sharks

2d26e876-e169-457b-a716-09d89c233aaeThe Smithsonian Channel recently released a video titled, “Something Ate This Shark…But What?” (below), which is a part of a documentary called Hunt For The Super Predator.

In the video, a nine-foot great white shark was tagged with a tracking device, which recorded depth, temperature, and location. The tag, though, eventually washed up on the beach, and the data confused scientists. The data essentially suggested that something incredibly large consumed one of the most dangerous predators in the ocean. Theories start to fly around on the Internet, suggesting everything from a rabid killer whale to a mystical monster like the Kraken.

What most didn’t realize is that this footage isn’t actually the Smithsonian Channel’s. It’s actually a part of Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s The Search for the Ocean’s Super Predator. In the documentary, the scientists finally discovered what mysterious predator killed the monstrous nine-foot great white. What was it?
It seems like it was another great white shark, one that actually weighed almost 2 tons and was about 16-feet long, almost twice as big as the one it ate.
I know what you’re thinking, though: “That’s huge.” Not really. Sploid reported that the researchers thought it was a “colossal cannibal great white shark” that ate the nine footer. 16 feet, though, is not colossal by any means. An average adult measures about that length. The interesting variable here is the WEIGHT. An average adult, while only being 13-17 feet, weigh approx. 0.5 – 1.0 ton while this “colossal shark” weighs twice as much despite being a similar size.
Regardless, it’s not all that normal for sharks to eat one another. The researchers suggest that it was territorial, hunger induced, or just that big sharks eat little ones.
There you have it. No great mystery. No Kraken or giant squid of gigantic proportions. Just a really big great white shark eating a smaller one. Awesome nonetheless. –