THIS is the terrifying moment the world’s fastest shark was sighted off the coast of Zante chasing a fishing boat.
Local Yiannis Geladas filmed the animal gliding effortlessly alongside his ship through the Ionian Sea.
The footage appeared to show a shortfin mako shark found in Greek waters and reportedly one of the fastest fish in the world.
The animal’s massive, armor-like body could be seen gliding through the clear water, its tiny fin cleaving the surface.
During the clip, Yiannis exclaimed from the deck, “First shark I’ve ever seen in our waters.”
“Look at this, I can’t tell what species it is, but it’s a large species.”
Local media confirmed the shark was sighted two miles outside Zakynthos port between Kyllini and Kefalonia.
Despite the terrifying encounter, Yiannis told ERT Zakynthos that the animal was remarkably calm.
He said, “The shark wasn’t aggressive at all, on the contrary, it was calm and swimming alongside the boat like a dolphin.”
Scientists claim the shortfin mako shark is a highly migratory and generally solitary species.
They can reportedly swim very long distances, travel with their prey, and spend most of their lives searching for food and mates.
This is because there has been a surge in shark sightings in the Mediterranean in recent weeks.
A giant shark was spotted in a Spanish port just today, less than a week after another shark sparked panic on a Costa Blanca beach.
The picture showed terrified swimmers trying to make their way through waist-deep water after a shark approached the coast off Spain.
A group of fishermen in Mallorca were also shocked when a huge shark approached their boat.