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Something Ate This Shark... But What? (Something Enormous Ate a Very, Very Big Great White Shark)
Smithsonian Channel on You Tube ^ | May 30, 2014 | Smithsonian Channel

Posted on 06/07/2014 9:39:25 PM PDT by OneVike



A group of marine biologists off the coast of Australia tagged a healthy great white shark. Then, a few months later, the tag washed ashore. When researchers analyzed data from the tag, they were confronted with a mystery that was deeply weird, and slightly terrifying.

In this video, we learn what the researchers found on the tag. A few weeks after tagging, the shark appears to have been abruptly dragged down into a deep ocean trench, then eaten. The tag remained in the digestive system of the animal that ate it for several days. Whatever animal it was seemed to be bobbing to the ocean surface once in a while, though it never plunged as deeply as it had after it ate the shark.

What kind of deep-dwelling alpha predator did this? Obviously it's very possible that the shark's tag was eaten, but that still leaves us wondering what could bite a hunk off a shark, then zoom down to an incredible depth and back up again? This video is a reminder of how little we actually know about shark behavior and deep sea life.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cryptobiology; cryptozoology; monster; shark
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OK, what is so big, it could devour such a big shark?
1 posted on 06/07/2014 9:39:25 PM PDT by OneVike
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To: OneVike

Giant squid, sperm whale. Boogeyman. Al Gore.


2 posted on 06/07/2014 9:41:03 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: OneVike

Killer whales kill great whites.


3 posted on 06/07/2014 9:41:26 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: OneVike

Kraken?

CC


4 posted on 06/07/2014 9:42:13 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: OneVike; shibumi

The Old Gods awaken ping.

Yog, sothoth!


5 posted on 06/07/2014 9:42:42 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

LOL


6 posted on 06/07/2014 9:43:03 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: OneVike

Its Megaladon, I tell ya!


7 posted on 06/07/2014 9:43:11 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: P-Marlowe

Yes, but from the monitor, something swallowed in in one bite. Killer whales kill by eating as they kill. This sucker died fast.


8 posted on 06/07/2014 9:44:29 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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To: OneVike

Godzilla ?


9 posted on 06/07/2014 9:45:26 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: OneVike

must be an omen against “great white privilege”


10 posted on 06/07/2014 9:46:46 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: staytrue

Godzilla from Manila

Float like a bubble, sting like a ... something


11 posted on 06/07/2014 9:49:02 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: OneVike

Nessie is back in town!


12 posted on 06/07/2014 9:49:09 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Darksheare

Did you let your pet run loose, again?


13 posted on 06/07/2014 9:49:51 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: moder_ator
It seems I put the word Big in the wrong place. Could you please change the headline from;

Something Ate This Shark... But What? (Something Enormous Big Ate a Very, Very White Shark)

to

Something Ate This Shark... But What? (Something Enormous Ate a Very, Very Big White Shark)
14 posted on 06/07/2014 9:50:16 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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To: SunkenCiv

Does this fit your catastroiphism ping criteria?


15 posted on 06/07/2014 9:51:33 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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To: lee martell

Did it also eat Flight 370?


16 posted on 06/07/2014 9:53:01 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: OneVike

Where’s the link?


17 posted on 06/07/2014 9:53:40 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Salamander
now ya did it... ya prolly woke it up
18 posted on 06/07/2014 9:53:43 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: OneVike

Jaguar shark, no doubt. Probably the same one that are Esteban.


19 posted on 06/07/2014 9:54:17 PM PDT by keat
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To: Salamander; OneVike

"Nom, Nom, Nom ...Ryleh!...Nom, Nom ....."


20 posted on 06/07/2014 9:54:44 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: OneVike

21 posted on 06/07/2014 9:55:43 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: OneVike

A shark with a frickin’ laser on its head.


22 posted on 06/07/2014 9:55:55 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: moder_ator
Oh yea, and add the link to the you tube video.

I have been dealing with a lot of pain today and probably should not have done this due to the pain medication I'm on. oh well. If you could fix it. I would much appreciate it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_QyGANCUJI
23 posted on 06/07/2014 9:56:03 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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To: OneVike

I have to say I like your headline as is! LOL! Gave me a big chuckle. (A very VERY white shark . . . hey! That’s rassis!)


24 posted on 06/07/2014 9:56:09 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: OneVike

Cecil the seasick sea serpent?


25 posted on 06/07/2014 9:57:28 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: ponygirl

Go down the list and I posted it. I am in much pain and really screwed this up Sorry.

Pain meds really do screw with ones head it seems.


26 posted on 06/07/2014 9:57:29 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

rofl


27 posted on 06/07/2014 9:57:48 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: OneVike

Great white sharks have relatively warm blood. This shark was probably killed by the tagging process, and eaten by another great white.


28 posted on 06/07/2014 9:58:15 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Salamander; OneVike; shibumi

Kronosaur.
Or dagon, mother hydra and the deep ones.


29 posted on 06/07/2014 9:58:24 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Army Air Corps

The coffee stash has run low again.
Maybe.
“The bloop” is out there.


30 posted on 06/07/2014 9:59:14 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Chode; Salamander
*AND*! Woke up just in time to take ,,,,, "Calls For Cthulhu!"
31 posted on 06/07/2014 9:59:58 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Yea, it does seem a bit funny.

This thread was doomed from the beginning.

LOL

Friends, don’t let friends post while on drugs.


32 posted on 06/07/2014 10:00:44 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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To: Darksheare

Call for you on line 31.....


33 posted on 06/07/2014 10:01:32 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Giant squid, sperm whale. Boogeyman. Al Gore.

Moooooochelle out for sushi?

34 posted on 06/07/2014 10:02:03 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: shibumi

He has no coffee...
Meep.


35 posted on 06/07/2014 10:07:19 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: OneVike

There is no account associated with the handle ‘moder_ator’ you need to hit the abuse button and explain what you would like the Admin Moderator to do.


36 posted on 06/07/2014 10:07:30 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: OneVike

Amazing.

I recall a show on the old network of submarine listening posts. At the end they said they were used for marine research, and they tracked pods of whales, etc. with them.

They are in some room with a marine biologist and he is playing recordings.

“That’s a Blue Whale at a depth of 100 feet off the coast of Maine.”

“That’s a Killer Whale off the coast of Washington.”

Then he played one that sounded half electronic and have biological, sounded like something straight out of an alien movie.

“We have NO idea what that is. It is in the Indian Trench at a depth of over a mile down!” (Not sure on the depth - but it was DEEP. And pretty sure it was the “Indian” something.

I have tried to find it on youtube - but no luck.


37 posted on 06/07/2014 10:08:03 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: TigersEye

Thanks


38 posted on 06/07/2014 10:08:06 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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To: P-Marlowe

I saw a special on a pod of killer whales that learned how to kill great white sharks. Most probable cause, unless it was aliens. Cue the History Channel guy!


39 posted on 06/07/2014 10:09:07 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: OneVike

I don’t know. Tag Michael Moore and send him down for a looksee. Nothing could choke down his fat a$$.


40 posted on 06/07/2014 10:09:31 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: OneVike

I’m sorry! I hope you feel better soon.


41 posted on 06/07/2014 10:10:22 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: kingattax
must be an omen against “great white privilege”

LOLOL!

42 posted on 06/07/2014 10:10:26 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: OneVike

You’re welcome. I would have done it for you but I thought you’d like to know for future reference as well.


43 posted on 06/07/2014 10:10:59 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: TigersEye

Thanks I sent to notice. I really never should be trying this on drugs. LOL


44 posted on 06/07/2014 10:12:33 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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To: OneVike
Yes, but from the monitor, something swallowed in in one bite. Killer whales kill by eating as they kill. This sucker died fast.

It swallowed the tag, maybe not the whole shark. Something could have bitten off only the dorsal fin which is where I see they put most tags.

45 posted on 06/07/2014 10:13:31 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: eartrumpet

true


46 posted on 06/07/2014 10:13:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: OneVike

Only one creature could make such a nastee bite on a shark.
It must be an ocean moose, like the one that bit my sister.


47 posted on 06/07/2014 10:14:28 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: ponygirl

Thanks. It’s been a few days of hell, but I figure God allows us these days so we know we need to lean on Him instead of our own strength.

I saw this and really thought everyone would find it interesting.


48 posted on 06/07/2014 10:15:07 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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To: tumblindice

LOL, I would like to see that Moose.


49 posted on 06/07/2014 10:15:47 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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To: 21twelve

Let me know if you ever stumble upon it.


50 posted on 06/07/2014 10:17:06 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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