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Scientists: A mysterious animal ate an entire 9-foot great white shark
gizmodo.com ^ | 6/6/14 | James Baker

Posted on 06/09/2014 10:57:16 AM PDT by Kartographer

Scientists in Australia tagged a healthy 9-foot great white shark as part of program to track these animals. Four months later they found the tracking device washed up on a beach. Something—something really big—had eaten this apex predator. But what creature could dine on such ferocious prey?

(Excerpt) Read more at sploid.gizmodo.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; australia; cryptobiology; cryptozoology; greatwhiteshark
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Cthulhu? Godzilla ?
1 posted on 06/09/2014 10:57:16 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Some kind of sea creature of some sorts?


2 posted on 06/09/2014 10:58:14 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Kartographer

Or maybe the Great White died a natural death and other sharks and smaller critters dined on the corpse.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 10:59:15 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Boko Haram was enabled by Buku Huma)
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To: Kartographer

I’m not saying it was aliens.....

Bush’s fault, maybe?


4 posted on 06/09/2014 10:59:36 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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A 20-foot Great White?
5 posted on 06/09/2014 11:00:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Kartographer

Easy answer.
A pod of killer whales.


6 posted on 06/09/2014 11:00:33 AM PDT by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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If all they found was the tracking device...how can they just say he was eaten? Lots of stuff could have happened.


7 posted on 06/09/2014 11:00:45 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Learn To Search. Ask Me How.)
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exactly. They assume too much.


8 posted on 06/09/2014 11:01:28 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

They updated the website and it turns out it was a CANNIBAL Great White Shark that ate the shark.


9 posted on 06/09/2014 11:02:11 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Boko Haram was enabled by Buku Huma)
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To: Kartographer

Could it be that the tracking device attracted a pirannah street gang?


10 posted on 06/09/2014 11:02:21 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

According to what I read, this thing went to great depths before they found it, so that would imply a giant squid or something like that.


11 posted on 06/09/2014 11:02:39 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Kartographer

Megalodon.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 11:02:59 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: PJ-Comix

I think you all need to read the article before commenting.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 11:03:33 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

According to another article, the tracking device was tracked to a depth greater than the sharks ability to reach and then showed up on the beach.


14 posted on 06/09/2014 11:03:50 AM PDT by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: Kartographer

Apparently, scientists concluded that a larger Great White ate the smaller tagged one. Why? That is what happens, with large Great Whites eating smaller ones.


15 posted on 06/09/2014 11:05:34 AM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Tigen

Sharks are solitary, Killer Whales are the wolves of the sea, they are brutal and hunt in packs.

Maybe a group of bored killer whales decided to chew on some sharks...


16 posted on 06/09/2014 11:05:45 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Kartographer

HillZIlla perhaps!

The faked photo montages of BigFoot Eating a Shark...will surely follow


17 posted on 06/09/2014 11:06:55 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Kartographer

The tracking device came off.. Big deal.


18 posted on 06/09/2014 11:07:45 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Bulwyf
I think you all need to read the article before commenting.

Oh come on. That would take all the fun out of FR. :)

19 posted on 06/09/2014 11:08:12 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: GeronL

I think the article states that the temp of the device went from 9C to 25C in moments, indicating ingestion.


20 posted on 06/09/2014 11:09:02 AM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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