Skip to comments.Scientists: A mysterious animal ate an entire 9-foot great white shark
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. Somethingsomething really bighad eaten this apex predator. But what creature could dine on such ferocious prey?
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Some kind of sea creature of some sorts?
Or maybe the Great White died a natural death and other sharks and smaller critters dined on the corpse.
I’m not saying it was aliens.....
Bush’s fault, maybe?
A pod of killer whales.
If all they found was the tracking device...how can they just say he was eaten? Lots of stuff could have happened.
exactly. They assume too much.
They updated the website and it turns out it was a CANNIBAL Great White Shark that ate the shark.
Could it be that the tracking device attracted a pirannah street gang?
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.
I think you all need to read the article before commenting.
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.
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.
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...
The faked photo montages of BigFoot Eating a Shark...will surely follow
The tracking device came off.. Big deal.
Oh come on. That would take all the fun out of FR. :)
I think the article states that the temp of the device went from 9C to 25C in moments, indicating ingestion.
A bigger shark.. duh
WHAT? Ya know, someone always has to come along and spoil the party of drive bys!
Probably a US Navy Shark bomb experiment that went off prematurely.
the device was ingested, not necessarily the whole shark
could be a finless shark out there somewhere
A nine foot great white shark is a young animal, less than half the size of mature adults. I worked on tuna boats in the early 70’s and we saw a few big fellas of the California coast.
Must have been one heck of a Mooche!
or maybe it fell off
Haha, I know, but I want to hear what people think it really is. Koller whales and other sharks and things like that wouldn’t go down to great depths and hang out there heh.
I still think giant squid, but maybe it’s something of old testament fame?
Exactly my first thought. "Mysterious animal"... c'mon.
I’m not accusing her of anything, but was Rosie anywhere nearby? Has Michael Moore developed an appetite for seafood?
The shark was smashed to bits when MH-370 crashed into it.
Octopus Giganticus! Better known as the Kraken!
Moochelle short on tamales lately?
Malaysian Flight 370....?????
Kraken? I’ve wondered about the old sailor’s stories sometimes. I’m wondering what the world’s biggest squid looks like and the size of it.
Quint: Twenty five! And three tons of him!
Martin: You're gonna need a bigger boat, right?
Quint: Gotta get to work.
Warm in the winter, shade in the summer and eater of great white sharks: Fatzilla
Funny how so many missed the part of the story where they download tracking information that pretty well indicated that the shark was attacked by something.
A lot of assumption in the replies in this thread. Read the article and watch the video.
1. The shark moved extremely rapidly from near surface depth to over 2000 feet in little time.
2. The temperature registered on the tag went from 46 to 78 degrees and held that temperature constantly.
Sharks and squid are ectothermic. That means cold blooded. However, some sharks create heat through muscle exertion but it is never constant. It varies by several degrees based upon outside environment and exertion.
The speed of the shark decent is curious and troubling. Some whales can dive to the depths described but their body temperatures run about 100 degrees.
I don’t think it was a shark or a whale. It definitely wasn’t a squid. There is also data that is not being shared for some reason. How long was the elevated temperature there for? What depth did the elevated temps end at?
While it would be awesome for it to be a Meg, I don’t think it is but it’s also not another GWS. The evidence so far doesn’t support any known animal.
There are pods of Orca’s (Killer Whales) that specialize in killing Great White’s. Usually they whack a single shark as a kind of calling card to other GW’s in the area. Usually the sharks vacate the area very quickly.
Fell off maybe? No that would be too simple. Must be aliens. The ones Bush met with that fixed the election.
Sperm whales dive down to over a mile and have been filmed attacking other whales & sharks. That would be my prime suspect.
Oh, well. On to the next sensational news item.
See post #43 this thread.
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