Incredible Photos As Great Whites Devour Whale Carcass

3 Apr

The Daily Mail published some incredible photographs of great white sharks devouring the carcass of a 36ft Brydes whale carcass. Scientists pulled the dead whale into a well-known feeding zone of sharks to capture their feeding patterns. The results were surprising. Though great white sharks are considered vicious, ruthless killers, the scientists documented very different behaviors. They did not see a single attack or fight among the sharks.

The great whites were extremely picky and just feasted on the blubber that would provide them the most energy. They took test bites to see if a particular section of the carcass was good to eat. Scientists noted 30 sharks were stripping the carcass. Authorities believe the whale was killed by a boat and the scientists received permission to move it because authorities feared the body would drift into an area frequented by swimmers.

Advertisements

One Response to “Incredible Photos As Great Whites Devour Whale Carcass”

  1. lifenbits April 3, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    Nice report. Cool pictures.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: