Passengers scream ‘holy f ** k’ as huge ‘megalodon’ shark circles a ship off New England

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Passengers scream ‘holy f ** k’ as huge shark circles a ship off New England: Viewers compare creature to a prehistoric megalodon

  • Video of a huge shark orbiting a research vessel has led to comparisons to a prehistoric megalodon
  • The creature featured in the video was seen 100 miles from New England and is believed to be about 5 meters long
  • Megalodons, which became extinct about 2.5 million years ago, could reach a height of 18 meters and weigh 75 tons
  • Many social media users said the creature was likely a basking shark

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A huge shark is filmed around a research vessel in the Atlantic Ocean in a video where social media users compare the huge creature to a megalodon.

The shark was spotted by the ship, located about 100 miles from New England, as passengers screamed in awe.

‘Holy f ***’, you hear Alex Albrecht, who filmed the video, exclaiming as the shark, believed to be about 5 meters long, passes.

Albrecht, 20, shared the footage on TikTok, where it has been viewed more than 40 million times.

“Sailed in the Atlantic for six weeks and saw this big damn shark,” the Seattle musician wrote alongside his post.

Tens of thousands of TikTok users commented on the video, comparing the giant creature to the prehistoric megalodon, an extinct shark species.

A huge shark is filmed around a research vessel in the Atlantic Ocean in a video where social media users compare the huge creature to a megalodon

A huge shark is filmed around a research vessel in the Atlantic Ocean in a video where social media users compare the huge creature to a megalodon

The huge creature slowly glides past the ship, located about a hundred miles from New England, while passengers can be heard screaming in awe

The huge creature slowly glides past the ship, located about 100 miles from New England, while passengers can be heard screaming

‘Isn’t that megalodon?’ Wrote one user.

“Here are the comments from the megalodon,” commented another.

“ So the Meg is real, ” wrote another, referring to a 2018 action movie in which a group of scientists come across a megalodon.

According to National Geographic, megalodons can be 40 to 60 feet long and weigh 50 to 75 tons.

The terrifying creatures became extinct about 2.5 million years ago.

Many social media users suggested that the huge creature in the video was more likely a basking shark or a whale shark.

'Holy f ***,' Alex Albrecht, who filmed the video, can be heard calling out like the shark, believed to be about 5 meters long

‘Holy f ***,’ Alex Albrecht, who filmed the video, can be heard calling out like the shark, believed to be about 5 meters long

Tens of thousands of TikTok users commented on the video, comparing the giant creature to the prehistoric megalodon, an extinct shark species.

Tens of thousands of TikTok users commented on the video, comparing the giant creature to the prehistoric megalodon, an extinct shark species.

“It’s a harmless basking shark, they only eat like lump and all,” wrote one TikTok user.

“BASKING SHARK YALL,” wrote another confidently.

“Someone else wants to jump in a little bit,” another TikTok user joked.

While most of the commentary focused on the shark, a few people were distracted by where Albrecht appears to be filming: the top of the mast.

The shark was spotted by those aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer on a six-week marine exploration voyage from Florida to Massachusetts, Albrecht told The Sun Online.

‘We were also trained as a tall ship crew, so we sailed the boat ourselves as students.

“The video was taken from high on the mast, where you can climb to rig or enjoy the view,” he told the website.

“I am so grateful to be able to share such a beautiful creature with so many people, I hope that it will help people protect and preserve the biodiversity in our oceans.”

Many social media users suggested that the huge creature in the video was more likely a basking shark (pictured) or a whale shark [Stock image]

Many social media users suggested that the huge creature in the video was more likely a basking shark (pictured) or a whale shark [Stock image]

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