A search for a mystery sea monster is underway after this creature of the deep is believed to have managed to eat a 9 foot great white shark. Ocean experts believe that based upon the shark’s sudden disappearance and the tracking device placed upon it being found washed onto shore a number of months later, the great white was in fact devoured by a sea monster even bigger and more deadly than it. UPI News reports this Monday, June 9, 2014, that it is expected this gigantic aquatic mystery is swimming somewhere in the depths around Australia.
While rumors have been around for years that unknown creatures of the deep lurk beneath the waves, Australian researchers believe that there may be in fact some mystery sea monster with enough size and strength to kill and eat even a 9 foot great white shark. The shark vanished suddenly, notes scientific recording data, while its tracking device was eventually found on an Australian beach a full four months later.
As reported on statistics given by the tracking device, the great white shark’s temperature was said to have skyrocketed for a brief time, then just as quickly turned cold. This cycle of events has led the experts to believe that a mystery sea monster must have eaten the ocean carnivore, with it being devoured and digested in another creature’s digestive tract.
According to the Washington Times, due to this theory — it still remains an educated guess at this point, as there is no other concrete evidence — it is believed that the 9 foot shark was eaten by a “colossal cannibal … a massive great white.” An estimated size of this creature of the deep has not been explicitly given quite yet.
The mystery is currently being recorded in an actual documentary based on Australian findings titled the “Hunt for the Super Predator,” featured by the Smithsonian Institute and set to air this June 25, 2014.
“When I was first told about the data that came back from the tag that was on the shark, I was absolutely blown away,” filmmaker Dave Riggs reportedly says in the documentary. “The question that not only came to my mind but everyone’s mind who was involved was, ‘what did that?’ It was obviously eaten. What’s gonna eat a shark that big? What could kill a [9-foot] great white?”
While it is thought that another great white of even greater girth and power is the identity of this mystery sea creature, it still remains an unknown as to just what this predator prowling around the waters of Australia may actually be. Perhaps time — or the unlikely capture or even eventual carcass washing ashore — may hint to the true culprit of this oceanic beast.