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A video of good samaritans rescuing a stranded mako shark on a beach in Brazil has gone viral online. The incident occurred last week on a coast in Itanhaém, São Paulo, where the mako shark was also released.
Known as the "world's fastest shark," per Encyclopedia Britannica., mako sharks can swim 45 miles per hour, grow up to 15 feet in length, and weigh up to 1,100 pounds. Residents have noticed the increased presence of sharks near the beach, but this is not exclusive to Brazil as many parts of the world, like the US East Coast, have seen more and more human-shark interactions.
Beachgoers were on a stroll along the Brazilian shore when they stumbled upon the stranded shortfin mako, New York Post reported. Edvan Silvan, a local painter, said that he was at first frightened at the sight of the mako shark because he frequently surfs in the area, and the increasing number of sharks is worrying them.
Despite its frightening appearance, people came together to put the shark back into the sea. One person can be seen in the video dragging the blue mako shark, which is estimated to be 5 feet long, by the tail. The shark, in response, starts thrashing widely that forced the bystander to drop it to the beach until a woman bravely grabs it by its tail.
A second video shows the mako shark happily swimming back into the sea shortly after the rescue. A team from Biospeca Institute arrived shortly to investigate the stranding of the shark, but it had already swum away and did not beach again.
The incident was not the first time that a mako shark was stranded on a beach. Earlier this month, a person from Balneario Barra do Sul, Santa Catarina state in Brazil saw a stranded mako shark. Also, some men in Perth, Australia, rescued a mako shark seen jolting on the sand as it attempts to move back to the water.
Mako Reactor 1 is one of the eight mako reactors built by the Shinra Electric Power Company to power the city of Midgar, appropriately found in Sector 1, in Final Fantasy VII. Its layout is the same as Mako Reactor 5. Mako Reactor 1 is the northernmost reactor in Midgar, and is even referred to as the "Northern Reactor".
At the bottom of the utility access is an armory, and a room leading into mako storage. Along the walls are many inactive sweeper units, and several Shinra guards on patrol. At the end of the armory is a long hallway leading into the mako storage room.
The mako storage area is the site of the core. Pipes, ranging from large to immense, and fans, which regulate temperature, fill the walls of the large storage area. Large circular vents, located on the level of the penultimately highest platform, direct the smoke emitted by mako upwards, which can be seen outside as a huge cluster of smoke emanating from the top of the reactor building.
The scaffolding is located in the large area above mako storage, and lines the walls of the large core area, while thick sheets are laid on the some parts of the railing. Hung on the lower part of the railings are small rectangular electric lamps emitting white light. Long wires messily run on the surface of most areas of the platforms and are held down by red duct tape. The scaffolding platforms are held by thin yet strong wires from the ceiling and is also connected to the wall structure to prevent them from swaying.
The scaffolding consists of dark gray and black hues, with certain colors indicating extreme caution, as mako is pumped directly below the platforms. Yellow and black stripes border the railings on the platform surface, accompanied by lines of red light, as the presence railings does not guarantee safety. A yellow line is also present at the edge of each stair.
The core is located at the Mako Storage, where Cloud and Barret fight the Scorpion Sentinel (named Guard Scorpion in the original) and set the bomb. The core itself is surrounded by mako, and heavy machinery, with a single walkway connecting two platforms suspended above the mako. A ladder leads down to the first platform, and the second has the core itself, a large, tubular structure built into a wall and a set of pipes leading to a valve at the bottom.
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