THIS is the gruesome moment a shark was found sliced in half on a beach and the cause over its grisly death has divided opinion.
The Reddit user who posted it said they had seen “this poor guy yesterday” on a beach in Oak Island and were left gobsmacked as to why it was sliced in half.
One user said the shark was a “Atlantic Sharpnose” because of its “nose shape, white spots and dark backside of the dorsal”.
Others were keen to understand how it died, with some claiming it could have been mauled by a bigger beast or chopped in half in a horror propeller accident.
“This was not a boat accident! This wasn’t any propeller. This wasn’t any coral reef. And it wasn’t Jack the Ripper,” one user wrote.
“Definitely not a great white but I’ve seen many sharks eaten by other sharks. There’s always a bigger fish,” posted another.
A third suggested it was a shark attack that left the smaller predator severed in half.
They said: “Another shark would do that all day every day.”
It comes as a horror video showed the moment
turning the water red with blood.
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The unverified footage showed two beachgoers watching on as the apex predators flipped and spun in the water.
At one point, a third person walks into frame and pulls one of the men aside as one sharks manages to push itself ashore before being dragged back in.
And another shark was captured eating a seal while swimming out in the waters near a popular beach in the US.
In the video footage, the shark can be seen swimming near the Great Point Lighthouse near a popular Nantucket beach, according to the local media outlet Nantucket Current.
The video was posted on Twitter and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy confirmed veracity of the sighting.
people can be heard in the background reacting loudly as they spot the massive ocean dweller.
Beach visitors are advised to stay close to the shore, avoiding swimming out to waters that are more than waist-high, local news station NBC10 Boston reported.
These types of sharks frequently lurk in water that’s shallower than 15 feet, the outlet explained.
In a tweet responding to the shark sighting video, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy encouraged beachgoers to report their shark sightings.