A terrifying encounter with a movie crew in a submarine in depths of the Atlantic Ocean being attacked by monumental sixgill sharks was captured on digital camera in a video launched Saturday.
The BBC Earth crew, capturing footage for Blue Planet II, have been at a depth of about 2,300 ft close to the Azores, an autonomous area of Portugal, when it noticed the carcass of a sperm whale on the seafloor.
The sharks measuring to almost 20 ft have been feeding on the carcass and considered the submarine as competitors when the crew arrived, GrindTV stated.
Within the video, the sharks may be seen diverting their consideration to the submarine and finally begin ramming and shoving the vessel.
“He is pushing us!” one crewman is heard saying to a group on the floor. “I went backward and he was pushing us to the entrance.”
One other provides: “The submarine is so robust, however they’re so massive and powerful that I am a little bit bit afraid.”
They finally abandon the vessel and return to the whale carcass.
Will Ridgeon, one of many producers who was part of the expedition, advised the Solar concerning the encounter: “It was surprising to see the quantity of flesh they’ll rip out with one chew. There was a lot blood and flesh within the water it was like a horror film. “Extra sharks stored arriving. At one level there have been seven the dimensions of nice whites.”
“They turned aggressive and mistook us as a competitor for the carcass. They started smashing up in opposition to us and biting the sub. There was an inch of the acrylic window between us and sharks with monumental mouths and enamel as sharp as saws or bread knives. You couldn’t assist however suppose what would occur in the event that they obtained by. Even the pilot stated he was afraid,” he added.
“As soon as we obtained over that preliminary worry it was one my finest moments of the collection.”