It is not every day that one encounters a dead shark washed up on the shore while strolling down the beach, much more a dead PREGNANT shark lying on the sand. In a viral video, a man walks up to a shark lying motionless on the beach, apparently dead from a massive injury.
He inspects the body and notices that the fish’s belly was enlarged, prompting him to take a knife and probe what was inside. He begins by slicing the shark’s belly from the side, exposing the animal’s internal organs. In the background, one can hear his companions’ amazed reactions at what they discover next: movement from within the mother’s belly, evidence that the shark was pregnant and still had live pups inside her.
The man continues opening the Shark’s belly until he finds the sacs containing the live shark babies which he then slices open to free them from within. In total, the man and his companions find 3 live sharks inside the larger dead one, all of which they then released into the sea.
Sharks are often regarded as threats and menaces which lead them to being killed indiscriminately by the misinformed. As predators, sharks maintain a balance in marine ecosystems and play a major role in keeping habitats optimal for other species to live in. Efforts to protect shark populations are now being taken and it is amazing how, by chance, the man in the video helped save 3 of these creatures.
Watch the video below: