More Footage Captured As Shark Appears Near Primošten

Lauren Simmonds

Croatia has been having its very own Shark Week over the last few days or so, with pieces of footage having emerged from Makarska, the Korčula channel, the Brač channel, and now from the waters near Primošten.

As we recently reported, the first sighting was captured on video by a German tourist sailing with his family near Makarska. The animal was identified as a Mako shark. A couple of days later, more footage of a Mako shark was published, this time it was filmed by a Croat accompanying tourists on a boat in the Korčula channel. The footage was exceptionally clear and the animal appeared calm and far from camera shy. The third piece of footage showcased a Mako shark once again, and was filmed close to where the original video was captured near Makarska, this time in the Brač channel.

All of these sightings at the dawn of 2019’s summer tourist season isn’t exactly great timing for some, but the experts, who have come out to defend the Mako sharks and explain the need for their presence in the Adriatic sea, their appearance is excellent.

Mako sharks were once much more common in the Croatian Adriatic than they are now, with their numbers having dropped significantly, and with the majority of other species of large pelagic sharks sadly disappearing entirely, at least to our awareness. 

After the Mako who was doing a tour of the waters of central Dalmatia went quiet for a while, it appears another shark has taken to the waters near Primošten. 

As Morski writes on the 17th of June, 2019, the person who viewed the animal claims that it was at least two feet long and approached very close to from the shoreline. An expert has said that from this footage, it is difficult to accurately determine what type of shark is in question.

”I was on the beach when a big shark drifted into the bay in Zečevo. He hung around for two minutes just two metres from the shore. He was swimming in a circle continuously,” stated a reader of 24sata, who took the video while on holiday.

As it’s difficult to determine what species has shown up in Primošten, it’s unknown whether it’s the same Mako that has been doing the rounds in Dalmatia recently. Some experts have claimed that the shark could be a small Blue shark.

Click HERE for the video published by 24sata.

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