Video of Megalodon shark destroying a ship is animated and not real.


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A 30-second video clip purportedly showing a shark attacking a ship and destroying it to pieces is shared widely on Twitter as a fish attack in Canada. Some of the posts carrying the video can be seen here, here and here.

What is the truth?

This article is originally published by Youturn in Tamil on 6, April 2023.

When reverse-searching the keyframes of the viral video we found that the video is not real but an animated one. A Twitter user named ‘Aleksey_n’ shared a 39-second extended version of the viral video on 10, March 2023 with the caption “I’m finally done!”. He has included the hashtags ‘megalodon’, ‘meg’, ‘animation’, ‘digital art’, ‘cgi’ and ‘3d’ in the tweet.

His profession is mentioned as a 3D artist or 3D designer in his Twitter bio. He also posted the same video on his Instagram and Youtube pages on 9, March 2023. These posts mention ‘meg’ or ‘megalodon’ along with ‘3d’. Megalodon is an extinct species of shark that had big teeth.

There were several instances where social media users shared animated videos thinking them to be real. Youturn fact-checked some of them and published articles on the same.

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It is found that a 3D animated video of a Megalodon shark destroying a ship is shared as a real incident.

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