By Anthony Assemat
They thought they were witnessing an augmented reality remake of “Teeth of the Sea” (the scary credits less) and were left with a great fright. Thursday August 12, 2021, holidaymakers on Poniente beach in Benidorm, a very famous resort in south-eastern Spain, couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw a shark struggling near the sand.
– Jose Manuel Rosello (@JoseMaRosello) August 12, 2021
The blue shark is not considered dangerous
In fact, it was a blue shark, a species that is not considered dangerous for humans. The animal, a female, which measures more than two meters and weighs 80 kg, was captured by rescue before being released offshore.
In a press release, the Oceanographic Foundation indicates that the blue shark was “in good health” and that it might have approached the coast due to its “reproductive behavior”.
>> Here is a video of the blue shark of Benidorm <
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