Two great white sharks tracked near Titanic submarine attracted by banging

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    The search for the missing Titanic tourist submarine has taken a bizarre turn, after two sharks were spotted circling the area where “noises” were heard.

    Hope of finding the missing Titanic tourist submarine took a hit when a US Coast Guard admitted that “banging noises” that were picked up by sonar was just “background ocean noise” earlier today (June 22).

    The noises were sent for analysis after a Canadian sonar ship recorded them, and that now appears to have given negative results.

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    However, two sharks have been spotted in the area, and it is believed that they are attracted to the noises.

    And it is thought that the pair travelled “thousands of miles” to the area.

    According to OCEARCH, a shark tracking company: “We had pings from two different sharks near the Titanic."

    It is thought that the sharks were actually great white sharks and are named Andromache and Simon.

    They have tracking chips, and are known to the shark tracking community – as bizarre as that sounds.

    The strange positioning of the pair caused concern on social media.

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    One wrote: “Every living creature has patterns in their behaviour and this is not a pattern.

    “The statistical likelihood of both sharks swimming to the exact same location where the Titanic sunk and Titan – the missing submarine – is located, is an imaginary number that does not exist.”

    And another mused several reasons for the pings.

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    They said: “It’s possible the pings could be false pings showing up as the sharks but actually be coming from the submersible.

    “It could also be a false ping that was alerted by the sonar buoys that were deployed.

    "But as a shark enthusiast, the likelihood of that being a shark is very little.”

    The search-and-rescue operation is ongoing, and no official comment has been made by the US Coast Guard about the sharks.

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