Another shark says hello to the camera after getting itself stuck in an area fenced off for swimmers near Vir.
The Mako shark which made itself somewhat famous in various places along the Dalmatian coast, from Makarska to the Korčula channel, to the Brač channel, captured the attention of many people. While those counting on tourist money weren’t best pleased with the camera loving animal’s timing, many were delighted to get to be able to see such a beautiful animal up close and personal, and capture video footage of it.
After the Mako shark, which appeared to be juvenile and healthy, what was suspected to have been a Blue shark appeared in the sea near Primošten, and very close to the shore for that matter.
Experts quickly weighed in to try to stop the spread of ”Jaws-style” propaganda, reminding everyone that the Mako shark in particular is a protected species and is highly unlikely to harm or even go anywhere near a swimmer.
The experts talked about how the appearance of Mako sharks in the Croatian Adriatic was in fact an excellent thing, and that there was once an abundance of them before their population decreased significantly following the end of the Second World War.
After the sharks came snakes, with some amazing footage of the longest type of European snake making its way across the water and attempting to board and nearby boat in its quest for dry land. The expert stated that all snakes can swim, that the snake, which was likely in an overhanging tree, had probably fallen accidentally into the water. He reiterated just what the shark experts did – the snake will do all it can to avoid humans and is highly unlikely to bite.
Now, after an apparently snakeless, sharkless period, another shark has come to say hello to the cameras. This time in the sea near Vir.
As Index writes on the 12th of July, 2019, this morning at around 08:30, a shark was seen swimming in the vicinity of people at Biskupljača beach on the Dalmatian island of Vir. As the Facebook page Cro2go posted, a family from Zagreb who are on holiday on Vir managed to capture video footage of it.
“Apparenty, it was circling the beach all the time, we didn’t know whether or not it was gone… There were other people who filmed the shark, some people even went out on a boat to see what the situation was. It’s allegedly a type which doesn’t attack people, a Blue shark,” stated the family who filmed the shark.
HRT reports that the shark had somehow managed to enter into an area fenced off for swimmers. After unsuccessfully attempting to get back out to the open sea, two swimmers helpfully directed the animal back to where it needed to be.
Watch the video here:
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