Residents of a fishing village have been shocked by a “monster” shark of the “big-mouthed” species that had come out dead on the shores of a village in the Philippines, whose death has put officials in an emergency to find answers.
The deep-sea shark was photographed dead in shallow water in the Gubat area, on the northeastern island of Sorogon on June 11th.
Water resources spokeswoman Nonie said the cause of death could have been stranding in a fishing net, the Rappler network reported.
“We want to verify the cause of death of the great shark, then we want to preserve the carcass through preservative solutions,” she said.
In the images posted on social networks, residents were seen surrounding the giant creature and some of them touched it on the head.
This shark species lives at depths of about 3000 meters and spends most of its time in the dark.
The great shark feeds more or less like whales by filtering water for plankton.
They can weigh up to 1 ton and reach 6 meters in length.
The animal was first discovered in Haitian waters in 1976.