Penning shark scare stories can lead to crippling self-doubt, nay, loathing.
‘Is this why I went to journalism school?’ You ask yourself, sleepless at 3am, pyjamas soaked through with sweat and regret, while the Google Analytics realtime overview goes richter…
No it isn’t.
Because you didn’t go to journalism school.
The Daily Mirror, one of the world’s very worst newspaper/websites, may not have an elite team of marine biology correspondents. They may not have many scruples, either.
Today they report that a ‘monster’ Great White shark may be ‘lurking’ in the North Sea off the English coast, ‘mutilating’ the corpses of marine mammals with ‘Jaws-like’ bites.
Probs not though. But sharks being in the sea, eating/biting (but probably not ‘mutilating’) other fish/animals shouldn’t come as a major surprise to anyone. How else they gonna get calorific intake? How else to nourish their rigs?