This is the moment a huge shark fin is spotted gliding along the surface of the water off the coast of a Spanish resort during COVID-19 lockdown.
The four-metre long shark was filmed thrashing its tail fin in the sea on a sunny day just off Calahonda Beach in the province of Granada in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia.
In the clip, the large shark’s fin is seen gliding along the water’s surface as it thrashes its tail and weaves among the buoys where some boats are anchored.
According to local media, the absence of beachgoers and the reduction of boat traffic due to the COVID-19 lockdown has led to a number of marine animals returning to the coast.
A kayaker was in the sea when the shark first appeared, but no incidents were reported.
It is unclear which species of shark it was.
Netizen ‘El Sueco’ said: “Thanks to the lockdown, animals have the chance to live in peace.”
‘Dan Air’ commented: “Lucky shark, most species are now endangered.”
According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Spain has registered 217,466 cases of COVID-19 and 25,264 related deaths.
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