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People terrified as woman swimming in the sea seems oblivious to danger beneath her

Mia Williams

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People terrified as woman swimming in the sea seems oblivious to danger beneath her

Featured Image Credit: Reddit/u/Missahmissy

A woman has reinforced people’s fear of the ocean, after failing to see the terrifying creatures swimming just beneath her.

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In the clip, the unnamed woman can be seen sliding off a boat into the sea, straight into a group of creatures that slowly get closer throughout the video.

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Though it's not clear exactly what the ambiguous swimming figures were, after the video was shared on Reddit, people in the comments were quick to land on nurse sharks.

But what is a nurse shark?

The video shows the woman swimming completely unaware of the creatures lurking around her. Credit: Reddit/u/Missahmissy
The video shows the woman swimming completely unaware of the creatures lurking around her. Credit: Reddit/u/Missahmissy

According to National Geographic, nurse sharks are ‘slow-moving bottom-dwellers’, that can be up to 14 feet long.

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They have ‘very strong jaws filled with thousands of tiny, serrated teeth, and will bite defensively if stepped on or bothered by divers who assume they’re docile’.

Note to self - never step or bother a Nurse Shark.

One person in the comments seemed pretty clued up, saying: “Nurse sharks do not need to keep swimming like so many fish.

“They actually are often found just lying on the seafloor, not moving.

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“Dumb scuba divers often make the mistake of swimming up close to them, which nurse sharks will allow because they are relaxed as hell, and tug on their tails.

“Once you pull on a shark's tail, they stop being relaxed as hell and will bite the shot out of whoever just pulled their tail.

The terrifying video has gone viral. Credit: Reddit/u/Missahmissy
The terrifying video has gone viral. Credit: Reddit/u/Missahmissy

“Long story short, if you ever go diving, one of the most important rules is to not touch anything.”

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Some important life lessons going on here, you know just in case you ever find yourself in that position with a shark.

The video, captioned ‘Why wouldn’t they tell her?’, has since gone viral, and people are questioning why her friends didn’t signal to her that she was surrounded by sharks.

Many also expressed their fear of sharks, with one person saying: “Sharks eyes remind me of lizard eyes.

“All they do is stare at you soullessly trying to figure out how to eat you or with complete terror that they are looking at a giant predator.”

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Another added: “When you see animals up close outside of your element (aka in water) and they're massive and could easily kill you... Yeah it's scary.

“Big a** water animals being so graceful and fast in the water while I'm a flopping flailing monkey really puts things in perspective.”

Topics: News, Shark, Travel

Mia Williams
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