Ravishing beaches, azure views, remote mountains and soulful town hills—Majorca is known for is chilled out vibes and sunny-side-up personality. However, despite its tourism board’s best efforts, it has finally come to light that Europe’s favourite holiday escape plays host to more than Love Island.
Last Friday footage emerged, filmed in Majorca, of the first Great White in Spanish waters since 1976. Great whites can weigh up to two tonnes, grow up to 20ft (6m), and reach speeds of 40km per hour (25mph).
Scientists say they’ve spotted a 16+ ft. white shark near the Spanish island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean Sea. It would be the first white shark sighting in Spanish waters in about 30 years. https://t.co/Jt8C7VR6zW
— OCEARCH (@OCEARCH) June 29, 2018
“The presence of great white sharks in Spanish waters has been a constant rumour,” biologist and documentary maker Fernando López-Mirones told Efe News Agency.
“However, for many years we have not been able to document this like we have been able to do this morning.”
Whilst this is an important development for marine biologists, jetski rentals and SUP businesses, the true significance of the event, according to the Twittersphere, is the potential for Love Island to up its ratings by running a Jaws themed episode.
Five-metre great white shark spotted off Majorca. That’s a Love Island episode I would watch! 🦈
— Tony Shepherd (@tonysheps) June 29, 2018
Besides providing ample drama, it would also be a far quicker way to cull the competition. After all: if someone isn’t willing to rescue you from a shark, do they really love you?
There’s apparently a great white shark in the waters of Majorca. Is it too much to hope that the producers of Love Island organise a swimming trip for all of the contestants?
— Villa Views (@VillaViews_) July 1, 2018
Aside from the reality TV implications, this discovery has also validated paranoid Brits, whose friends have called them conspiracy theorists for decades.
I’ve said it for years and my mates rib me…
The Med is full of big sharks and it’s kept very quiet for tourism
Better be bit more aware on the Jetski this year 😅https://t.co/tfJfsDRF39
— Adam Brooks (@EssexPR) June 29, 2018
So now the obvious solution would be to book a trip to Ibiza (where there are also sharks?)… Or just, y’know, stick to the pool.
Whoa! That’s a big shark! Hmmm…I could use a little vacation. Ibiza maybe? https://t.co/sQj8ewKTpA
— HiltonTheShark (@HiltonTheShark) June 29, 2018
As you were.