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A Photo of a Big Shark Eating a Little Shark Eating Bait on a Hook
University of Delaware's ORB LAB ^ | July 21, 2013 | University of Delaware's ORB LAB

Posted on 08/11/2013 12:41:28 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

A photo of a large shark eating a small shark eating bait on a hook

From ORB LAB's FB page:

Shark fishing season has officially begun for the ORB LAB. Last Friday, a crew struck out to try and recapture sharks carrying tags containing valuable information about the species assemblage encountered by these coastal apex predators.

We caught one large female on our first line Friday, but we were not expecting to catch her like this! This unlucky smooth dogfish couldn't resist the menhaden used as bait and unfortunately fell victim to one of the top predators in the bay. The dogfish was about 3 feet long and completely swallowed by the sand tiger shark.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Science; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: apexpredators; circleoflife; dogeatdog; dogfish; fishing; fishy; foodchain; gonefishing; marinebiology; sandtigershark; shark; sharks
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It's amazing how the "circle of life" resembles the open mouth of a hungry fish trying to eat you.

1 posted on 08/11/2013 12:41:28 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Big Fish Eat Little Fish by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and Pieter van der Heyden. Etching. "A Photo of a Big Shark Eating a Little Shark Eating Bait on a Hook" ... A new twist on an old fish tale.
2 posted on 08/11/2013 12:43:15 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcuYjDR2tSg


3 posted on 08/11/2013 12:43:31 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: DogByte6RER

“It’s the Circle of Life....”


4 posted on 08/11/2013 12:43:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DogByte6RER

Arthur: Oh, stay with me, Hobson. You know I hate to be alone.
Hobson: Yes, bathing is a lonely business.
Arthur: Except for fish.
Hobson: I beg your pardon? Did you say “except for fish”?
Arthur: Yes... fish all bathe together. Although they do tend to eat one another. I often think... fish must get awfully tired of seafood. What are you thoughts, Hobson?
Hobson: Pardon me...
[rises, removes Arthur’s top hat and smacks him upside the head]


5 posted on 08/11/2013 12:45:14 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: DogByte6RER

That happened to my son yesterday. He was pulling in a bluegill, and it was flapping about on the surface and a big ol’ largemouth comes up out of the weeds and gulps it right off the hook.


6 posted on 08/11/2013 12:47:48 PM PDT by The Free Engineer
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To: dfwgator

Sort of sums up life as well


7 posted on 08/11/2013 12:48:26 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: DogByte6RER

Cool! I once pulled up a trotline that had a small catfish on a hook that was half swallowed by a larger catfish. It’s a cruel world.


8 posted on 08/11/2013 12:53:10 PM PDT by pallis
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To: DogByte6RER
"There's always a bigger fish."

--Qui-Gon Jinn

9 posted on 08/11/2013 12:57:00 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: DogByte6RER

this is about Wall Street...right.


10 posted on 08/11/2013 1:08:50 PM PDT by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: BradyLS

Someone else apparently likes Darths and Droids. ;)


11 posted on 08/11/2013 1:15:46 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: dfwgator

Yeah...ever’body’s gotta eat.


12 posted on 08/11/2013 1:37:15 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I went fishing while down in Aruba. Caught a dolphin and had it right next to the boat when a wahoo bit it in half.

Fish stole my dinner.


13 posted on 08/11/2013 1:51:03 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Google “fish eating other fish fossils” and hit images for this also happening a long time ago.


14 posted on 08/11/2013 2:02:49 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: BradyLS

... to his close friends, he was known as Qui-Gon Jimmy


15 posted on 08/11/2013 2:22:25 PM PDT by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: EQAndyBuzz

You were going to eat a dolphin?!


16 posted on 08/11/2013 2:22:40 PM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: diamond6

Tuna just doesn’t taste as good without a little dolphin meat thrown in.


17 posted on 08/11/2013 2:24:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DogByte6RER

When I was a kid we went camping and fishing next to a farm pond in southern Iowa. One morning I had a whole stringer of sun fish, and was keeping it in the water. Went back up to the campsite for a bit, came back down, and a huge snapping turtle had the whole stringer down his throat. Being young and stupid I grabbed hold of the stringer line and started pulling, thinking we would have turtle soup for supper. Well, the whole thing just kinda slid out of his throat and he swam away, leaving me with not much of anything but a few half eaten fish.


18 posted on 08/11/2013 2:28:18 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Equal Protection for the individual's unalienable right to life is not optional. It is imperative.)
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To: diamond6; EQAndyBuzz

I’m sure it was dolphin, the fish, not dolphin, the mammal. AKA mahi-mahi, which is some fine eating. I got some out of Port Lucaya in the Bahamas several years ago, nothing like it that fresh.


19 posted on 08/11/2013 2:29:10 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: DogByte6RER

I had a 45 pound grouper in April that the Captain yelled “Two fer”. When he threw it down it also had a legal grouper half down it’s gullet. The grouper will take anything it can put his head around.


20 posted on 08/11/2013 2:48:31 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Hehe... Yes, mahi mahi. Not flipper.


21 posted on 08/11/2013 3:05:15 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: The Free Engineer

years back I needed a break from 5 kids at my parents cottage. Took out the boat, caught a perch, took the perch and put it on another pole, with double hooks on its back and let it run hoping to catch a walleye. Had a bobber on it and it was about 40 foot from my little fishing boat...then it died and I didn’t know it, it went belly up and I caught a seagull....but the gull dropped it when it was about 2 foot out of the water...glad cause I didn’t know how to get a seagull off a hook..


22 posted on 08/11/2013 3:21:45 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow; JCBreckenridge
Someone else apparently likes Darths and Droids. ;)

... to his close friends, he was known as Qui-Gon Jimmy

Yes, and true! But...Qui-Gon Jinn really said that. If I were quoting Darths & Droids, the proper line is:

"I cast a spell to summon a bigger fish!" :-D

23 posted on 08/11/2013 11:17:00 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: DogByte6RER

PwN3D!!!!

24 posted on 08/12/2013 7:13:44 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: JRios1968

“It’s good to be on top of the food chain.”


25 posted on 08/12/2013 7:14:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: diamond6
You were going to eat a dolphin?!

Call 'em Mahi Mahi and you'll get the picture.

26 posted on 08/12/2013 7:57:19 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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