Researchers say great white sharks could appear off the UK coast as they migrate from the Mediterranean.
Chris Fischer, founder of Ocearch, said he’s been tracking the sea creatures that migrate north in search of seals to eat.
He told The Times: “We think they should pass Brest in Brittany and Cornwall.”
The organization that collects marine data plans to come to the UK next summer to find the sharks.
The sharks have also been increasingly sighted in Cape Cod, USA, next to the island where the Fil Jaws was shot.
Before the 1970s, they were practically non-existent there.
Scientists believe they were lured there by large numbers of seals, which have also increased in numbers due to shelters designed to protect them.
But an expert now assumes that Great Britain will experience a similar upswing.
But Gregory Skomal, a marine biologist who chronicles the animal’s resurgence on the US east coast in his new memoir Chasing Shadows, said he would be “surprised” if any were found.
He said: “There are no documented great white sharks off Cornwall.” “They should be there but they aren’t and we don’t know why.”
The current numbers of great white sharks in the Mediterranean are poorly known and small.
The great white shark is the largest predatory fish on earth.
They are found in all oceans of the world and are frequently sighted near South Africa, California and New Zealand.
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