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English Nature Reserve Evolves Into Shark Smorgasbord

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | July 22, 2015

English Nature Reserve Evolves Into Shark Smorgasbord

Photo via YouTube                             

The local wildlife at the RSPB Medmerry Nature Reserve seem to be enjoying themselves, generally providing local humans with unrelenting fear.

Thankfully, we are far from the English park that recently featured dozens of sharks playing a giant game of Twister —although the sharks may have been feeding. (We aren’t biologists.)

The video was spotted by The Awesomer and should satisfy your need to see a bunch of sharks ahead of the highly anticipated “Sharknado 3” premiere.

Save any unforeseen inclement weather, we think the rest of the world should be safe from a shark-infused tornado calamity.  

So feel free to enjoy this video knowing this feeding frenzy is an isolated incident.

The YouTube description quotes RSPB warden, Peter Hughes, who offered his thoughts on this amazing scene that featured 50 sharks: “It was astonishing! There were just these huge fish everywhere in knee-deep water. We knew in time that Medmerry was going to be a great place for wildlife, but I don’t think anyone expected this! We assume they were coming in to feed on the crabs and other marine life that have made their home at Medmerry.”

The Hastings & St. Leonards Observer reports on the incredible story and features more information on the sharks seen in the video: “Measuring up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) in length, they were identified as smooth-hounds, a type of shark usually found offshore in coastal waters.”

If a shark party has you wanting to experience the wonder of nature, you can plan your own trip to the area at Medmerry’s website.

The website states there is more than chance encounters with hungry sharks to satisfy your curiosity: “Medmerry will offer long walks and cycle rides through an amazing new landscape only a stone's throw from Pagham Harbour, with new mudflats, tidal lagoons, saltmarsh, wildlife-friendly farmland, dragonfly-rich ditches and great views and sunsets.”

The introduction should be amended to include impromptu shark raves that may spring out of nowhere.

Sadly, this is the final shark straw as far as we are concerned. After witnessing a surfer fight off a shark earlier this week, we have sworn off entering any body of water for the remainder of the summer.

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