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Queensland was hit hard this week by a vicious tropical cyclone. And while there has been property damage, thankfully no one was seriously injured by Cyclone Debbie. Well, no one, unless you count this 1.5m long shark that was found dead yesterday near the floodwaters.

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Video: To be fair, whale sharks don't come in any size other than "huge". That's kind of their thing, being that they're the largest fish species on Earth. How huge are they? How does approximately 12m long and 20,400kg strike you?

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Video: The deep sea is home to creatures that are sort of normal but then have some sick twist that make them monstrous and so creepy you want to peel your skin off. A squid can't be just a squid, it has to be a giant squid the size of a school bus. A shark can't just be a shark, it has to be a goblin shark with a jaw that protrudes out of their face. A giant isopod looks like the world's largest cockroach and zombie worms are freaking called zombie worms. Life is scary down there, man.

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You're looking at the first-ever sonogram of a pregnant tiger shark. The baby sharks inside the mother shark's belly have been highlighted in the footage below so you can see them more easily. But even without the added outline and colour, you can very clearly see the sharks' heads and their very frightening rows of teeth. Amazing.

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Video: Smithsonian Channel's Secrets of Shark Island is a wonderful documentary about the ecosystem in the waters around the Revillagigedo Islands, a group of four volcanic islands 386km off of Mexico. Because it's "the only natural juncture for miles" in the Pacific Ocean, there's a lot going on around there. Most scarily, a shit ton of migrating sharks. My God, just look at all them.

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Video: It doesn't get any badder than the savagery that is a big sand tiger shark eating a little banded hound shark even though they're both being properly fed because they were both inside an aquarium in South Korea. There's food and yet cannibalism.