The Sun recently posted a story titled “UK coast awash with killer sharks,” which claims that great white sharks are “flocking” to the coast of the United Kingdom. The article cites “fishing guru” Steve Mills as its source for this enlightening tale. Mills claims that great white sharks have been pushed to the UK waters by a shortage of food sources.
As if the ridiculous nature of the headline is not enough, the story goes on to refer to white sharks as all of the following:
- ruthless beasts
- savage killers
- white death
The article goes on to talk about how anglers are now bidding to become the first fisherman to catch a white shark in the UK. Apparently, white sharks are not a protected species in the UK. However, great white shark enthusiasts can likely rest easy about this, as there have been zero confirmed white shark sightings in UK waters. While the lack of any unconfirmed sightings does not completely rule out the possibility of the presence of white sharks in the area, it does make the prospects of catching one seem pretty slim.