Giant shark sparks 'megalodon' fears as it circles cruise ship scaring tourists

An incredibly large shark stunned a cruise ship full of tourists who heard screams and screams as it circled the ship.

Musician Alex Albrecht captured the sight and uploaded it to his TikTok channel, which has been viewed more than 30 million times since uploading it on Tuesday.

The shark can be seen swimming slowly in a circle near the surface of the water while tourists rush to the side of the boat and yell to take a closer look.

Some can hear “Oh my God” and “Woah” shouting, while Mr Albrecht, who is filming the dramatic scene from above in the mast, simply says, “Holy f ** k”.

He titled the clip: “Sailed in the Atlantic for six weeks, saw that big damn shark.”

Many of those who saw the clip commented on the size with a comparison to the extinct “megalodon” which grew up to 18 meters long.

One viewer said, “When they’re that close, I worry.”

While another asked, “Isn’t that megalodon?”

The megalodon lived 23 million years ago and is closely related to the great white shark – but could be up to 50 meters long.

They prayed for great things, probably whales, and their teeth and jaws were built to grab and break bones. Oh, and they swam very fast too.

Fossils of the species have been found in Europe, Africa, America, and Australia.

However, many shark fans identified the gigantic animal as a basking shark, which can reach a length of up to 12 meters and weigh 6 tons.

The shark has been spotted near the surface

Basking sharks are harmless to humans and are not aggressive. They can be spotted in south west England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the west coast of Scotland from May to September.

Basking sharks are endangered and protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.

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