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Shark predation

United Kingdom Genghis Offline
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( This post was last modified: 07-22-2018, 11:48 PM by Genghis )

I'm very surprised that this forum doesn't have a thread dedicated to 'Shark predations'... considering the fact that Sharks, especially the Great White, is one of the greatest and easily the most fearsome and devastating predator on earth! So, i'll start one...

"Sharks are apex predators throughout the ocean, yet relatively few studies have quantified or determined factors influencing their hunting behaviour and predatory success rates. The waters surrounding Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa, provide a unique opportunity to study predator-prey interactions involving Great White Sharks (hereafter white sharks). During the winter, white sharks visit Seal Island to hunt Cape fur seals. About 48% of surface attacks on seals result in successful kills. Attack frequency is high, averaging 6.68 per day, with as many as 43 recorded in a single day. Sharks attack seals on the surface via a sudden vertical rush, which propels predator and prey out of the water in an awesome display of power and acrobatic prowess"...

http://sharkresearch.rsmas.miami.edu/res...predation/

Giant 20+ft Great White Shark named 'Deep Blue' hunts for Elephant seals off Guadalupe Island:





Great White Shark attacks and tears apart an Elephant seal:





Great white breaches out of the water:





Shark attack on Dolphin:


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You can't get scarier then this!!..


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Great White Shark attacks and kills a huge Bull Elephant seal:


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https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/art...71819.html

Big Bull Elephant seal with wounds from a Great white predation:


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Wow thats amazing i will watch shark documenter after watch this
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(07-22-2018, 11:45 PM)Genghis Wrote: I'm very surprised that this forum doesn't have a thread dedicated to 'Shark predations'... considering the fact that Sharks, especially the Great White, is one of the greatest and easily the most fearsome and devastating predator on earth! So, i'll start one...

"Sharks are apex predators throughout the ocean, yet relatively few studies have quantified or determined factors influencing their hunting behaviour and predatory success rates. The waters surrounding Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa, provide a unique opportunity to study predator-prey interactions involving Great White Sharks (hereafter white sharks). During the winter, white sharks visit Seal Island to hunt Cape fur seals. About 48% of surface attacks on seals result in successful kills. Attack frequency is high, averaging 6.68 per day, with as many as 43 recorded in a single day. Sharks attack seals on the surface via a sudden vertical rush, which propels predator and prey out of the water in an awesome display of power and acrobatic prowess"...

http://sharkresearch.rsmas.miami.edu/res...predation/

Giant 20+ft Great White Shark named 'Deep Blue' hunts for Elephant seals off Guadalupe Island:





Great White Shark attacks and tears apart an Elephant seal:





Great white breaches out of the water:





Shark attack on Dolphin:


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You can't get scarier then this!!..


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A truly fearsome creature but also one of the most amazing animals in the world (almost but not quite the perfect predator).
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IMO, in this video as Shark is mostly a surface feeder, this scuba diver is lucky to escape the bite.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1061815454291771392
When Need turns to Greed, our Extinction happens.
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Not sure the back story, but an eerie image nonetheless

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Great White Shark Predation on Northern Elephant seals

44 elephant seals with shark-inflicted injuries were observed. - Even the largest adult bulls, measuring between 1800 - 2700 kg were observed with shark bites. Interesting to note, is that adult male's had the highest injury rate, showing that white sharks attacked the huge bulls more often than the females and young:


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Shark-attack wounds on two large adult bull elephant seals:


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https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/6e74/ac37ad48360c6ac9a60700fb43e168b4c3bb.pdf

These Northern elephant seals that Great whites routinely predate on are enormous in size, reaching lengths of up to 20 ft and weighing 3 - 4 tonnes!


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The primary predator of these giant seals is the Great white shark.


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https://archive.org/details/nationalgeograph00mart

This video will show you just how massive elephant seals are:




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What made a big mark resembling a bite to this whale?



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(09-19-2019, 10:52 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote: What made a big mark resembling a bite to this whale?




Since they never find a 35 feet shark, here some articles:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/6/140613-great-white-shark-cannibalism-animals-ocean-science/

https://gizmodo.com/mystery-solved-heres-the-animal-that-ate-the-9-foot-gr-1587429691

And this about orcas hunting that whale species mentioned on video:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-09/blue-whale-blood-bath-as-orcas-strike/10982708
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(09-19-2019, 11:38 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(09-19-2019, 10:52 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote: What made a big mark resembling a bite to this whale?




Since they never find a 35 feet shark, here some articles:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/6/140613-great-white-shark-cannibalism-animals-ocean-science/

https://gizmodo.com/mystery-solved-heres-the-animal-that-ate-the-9-foot-gr-1587429691

And this about orcas hunting that whale species mentioned on video:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-09/blue-whale-blood-bath-as-orcas-strike/10982708

ABC were being honest when they said that they didn't know exactly how the juvenile blue whale attracted a gang of orcas, in the article of the bottom, but Gizmodo claimed to know what ate that 9-foot (2.7 m) great white. I'm not ruling out the possibility that a much bigger GW did it, considering that a length of 18 feet (5.5 m) can be reached, but what they have is only speculation, they don't really know what ate that smaller shark.





Estimated with a weight of 2.5 tons and age of 50, this is at least one of the biggest GW's known: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world...32891.html 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BssxmtdFzZe/...e=ig_embed 




GW's normally don't enter cages of divers, but this one tried to do that, resulting in terror, and that isn't the only terrifying case reported recently: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/117...and-mexicohttps://www.express.co.uk/news/world/117...atest-news

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And this happened in 2016:



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(09-20-2019, 10:09 AM)BorneanTiger Wrote:
(09-19-2019, 11:38 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(09-19-2019, 10:52 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote: What made a big mark resembling a bite to this whale?




Since they never find a 35 feet shark, here some articles:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/6/140613-great-white-shark-cannibalism-animals-ocean-science/

https://gizmodo.com/mystery-solved-heres-the-animal-that-ate-the-9-foot-gr-1587429691

And this about orcas hunting that whale species mentioned on video:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-09/blue-whale-blood-bath-as-orcas-strike/10982708

ABC were being honest when they said that they didn't know exactly how the juvenile blue whale attracted a gang of orcas, in the article of the bottom, but Gizmodo claimed to know what ate that 9-foot (2.7 m) great white. I'm not ruling out the possibility that a much bigger GW did it, considering that a length of 18 feet (5.5 m) can be reached, but what they have is only speculation, they don't really know what ate that smaller shark.





Estimated with a weight of 2.5 tons and age of 50, this is at least one of the biggest GW's known: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world...32891.html 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BssxmtdFzZe/...e=ig_embed 




GW's normally don't enter cages of divers, but this one tried to do that, resulting in terror, and that isn't the only terrifying case reported recently: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/117...and-mexicohttps://www.express.co.uk/news/world/117...atest-news

Credit: GETTY and GENTSIDE:

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And this happened in 2016:




It was just 9 feet shark, which was eaten or partially eaten. If that tag was attached to dorsal fin, quite easy to understand how that tag ended up inside belly of bigger shark or orca.

And as now those pygmy blue whale - orca cases show, many "mysteries" can be later explained with well known animals, not some "mystery giant sharks" in sizes never seen. It looks like creating myths out of nowhere sells, that´s only explanation I can understand why we see these "35 feet shark" videos time to time. One common thing with all of those videos, they never find anything, just hyping up with nothing really.
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(09-20-2019, 12:32 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(09-20-2019, 10:09 AM)BorneanTiger Wrote:
(09-19-2019, 11:38 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(09-19-2019, 10:52 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote: What made a big mark resembling a bite to this whale?




Since they never find a 35 feet shark, here some articles:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/6/140613-great-white-shark-cannibalism-animals-ocean-science/

https://gizmodo.com/mystery-solved-heres-the-animal-that-ate-the-9-foot-gr-1587429691

And this about orcas hunting that whale species mentioned on video:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-09/blue-whale-blood-bath-as-orcas-strike/10982708

ABC were being honest when they said that they didn't know exactly how the juvenile blue whale attracted a gang of orcas, in the article of the bottom, but Gizmodo claimed to know what ate that 9-foot (2.7 m) great white. I'm not ruling out the possibility that a much bigger GW did it, considering that a length of 18 feet (5.5 m) can be reached, but what they have is only speculation, they don't really know what ate that smaller shark.





Estimated with a weight of 2.5 tons and age of 50, this is at least one of the biggest GW's known: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world...32891.html 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BssxmtdFzZe/...e=ig_embed 




GW's normally don't enter cages of divers, but this one tried to do that, resulting in terror, and that isn't the only terrifying case reported recently: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/117...and-mexicohttps://www.express.co.uk/news/world/117...atest-news

Credit: GETTY and GENTSIDE:

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And this happened in 2016:




It was just 9 feet shark, which was eaten or partially eaten. If that tag was attached to dorsal fin, quite easy to understand how that tag ended up inside belly of bigger shark or orca.

And as now those pygmy blue whale - orca cases show, many "mysteries" can be later explained with well known animals, not some "mystery giant sharks" in sizes never seen. It looks like creating myths out of nowhere sells, that´s only explanation I can understand why we see these "35 feet shark" videos time to time. One common thing with all of those videos, they never find anything, just hyping up with nothing really.

... Other than strange accounts of supersized sharks from time to time, such as by fishermen or native Polynesians: https://theportalist.com/megalodon-sightings-alleged, https://survivalnation.com/2018/01/the-l...ive-video/https://books.google.com/books?redir_esc...on&f=false, https://books.google.com/books?id=K9CiAA...edir_esc=y, https://www.seeker.com/could-a-prehistor...82752.html
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( This post was last modified: 09-20-2019, 02:24 PM by Shadow )

(09-20-2019, 01:52 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote:
(09-20-2019, 12:32 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(09-20-2019, 10:09 AM)BorneanTiger Wrote:
(09-19-2019, 11:38 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(09-19-2019, 10:52 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote: What made a big mark resembling a bite to this whale?




Since they never find a 35 feet shark, here some articles:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/6/140613-great-white-shark-cannibalism-animals-ocean-science/

https://gizmodo.com/mystery-solved-heres-the-animal-that-ate-the-9-foot-gr-1587429691

And this about orcas hunting that whale species mentioned on video:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-09/blue-whale-blood-bath-as-orcas-strike/10982708

ABC were being honest when they said that they didn't know exactly how the juvenile blue whale attracted a gang of orcas, in the article of the bottom, but Gizmodo claimed to know what ate that 9-foot (2.7 m) great white. I'm not ruling out the possibility that a much bigger GW did it, considering that a length of 18 feet (5.5 m) can be reached, but what they have is only speculation, they don't really know what ate that smaller shark.





Estimated with a weight of 2.5 tons and age of 50, this is at least one of the biggest GW's known: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world...32891.html 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BssxmtdFzZe/...e=ig_embed 




GW's normally don't enter cages of divers, but this one tried to do that, resulting in terror, and that isn't the only terrifying case reported recently: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/117...and-mexicohttps://www.express.co.uk/news/world/117...atest-news

Credit: GETTY and GENTSIDE:

*This image is copyright of its original author


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And this happened in 2016:




It was just 9 feet shark, which was eaten or partially eaten. If that tag was attached to dorsal fin, quite easy to understand how that tag ended up inside belly of bigger shark or orca.

And as now those pygmy blue whale - orca cases show, many "mysteries" can be later explained with well known animals, not some "mystery giant sharks" in sizes never seen. It looks like creating myths out of nowhere sells, that´s only explanation I can understand why we see these "35 feet shark" videos time to time. One common thing with all of those videos, they never find anything, just hyping up with nothing really.

... Other than strange accounts of supersized sharks from time to time, such as by fishermen or native Polynesians: https://theportalist.com/megalodon-sightings-alleged, https://survivalnation.com/2018/01/the-l...ive-video/https://books.google.com/books?redir_esc...on&f=false, https://books.google.com/books?id=K9CiAA...edir_esc=y, https://www.seeker.com/could-a-prehistor...82752.html

Did you read that text in the link of yours? They identified it as a whale shark, so nothing strange in it. I would recommend cryptozoology thread for mythical creatures, this thread is after all shark predation and meant for extant species and predation. Of course when there is some identified shark and a story concerning it, ocean thread is also a good choice.

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( This post was last modified: 09-20-2019, 03:03 PM by BorneanTiger )

(09-20-2019, 02:20 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(09-20-2019, 01:52 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote:
(09-20-2019, 12:32 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(09-20-2019, 10:09 AM)BorneanTiger Wrote:
(09-19-2019, 11:38 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(09-19-2019, 10:52 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote: What made a big mark resembling a bite to this whale?




Since they never find a 35 feet shark, here some articles:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/6/140613-great-white-shark-cannibalism-animals-ocean-science/

https://gizmodo.com/mystery-solved-heres-the-animal-that-ate-the-9-foot-gr-1587429691

And this about orcas hunting that whale species mentioned on video:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-09/blue-whale-blood-bath-as-orcas-strike/10982708

ABC were being honest when they said that they didn't know exactly how the juvenile blue whale attracted a gang of orcas, in the article of the bottom, but Gizmodo claimed to know what ate that 9-foot (2.7 m) great white. I'm not ruling out the possibility that a much bigger GW did it, considering that a length of 18 feet (5.5 m) can be reached, but what they have is only speculation, they don't really know what ate that smaller shark.





Estimated with a weight of 2.5 tons and age of 50, this is at least one of the biggest GW's known: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world...32891.html 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BssxmtdFzZe/...e=ig_embed 




GW's normally don't enter cages of divers, but this one tried to do that, resulting in terror, and that isn't the only terrifying case reported recently: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/117...and-mexicohttps://www.express.co.uk/news/world/117...atest-news

Credit: GETTY and GENTSIDE:

*This image is copyright of its original author


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And this happened in 2016:




It was just 9 feet shark, which was eaten or partially eaten. If that tag was attached to dorsal fin, quite easy to understand how that tag ended up inside belly of bigger shark or orca.

And as now those pygmy blue whale - orca cases show, many "mysteries" can be later explained with well known animals, not some "mystery giant sharks" in sizes never seen. It looks like creating myths out of nowhere sells, that´s only explanation I can understand why we see these "35 feet shark" videos time to time. One common thing with all of those videos, they never find anything, just hyping up with nothing really.

... Other than strange accounts of supersized sharks from time to time, such as by fishermen or native Polynesians: https://theportalist.com/megalodon-sightings-alleged, https://survivalnation.com/2018/01/the-l...ive-video/https://books.google.com/books?redir_esc...on&f=false, https://books.google.com/books?id=K9CiAA...edir_esc=y, https://www.seeker.com/could-a-prehistor...82752.html

Did you read that text in the link of yours? They identified it as a whale shark, so nothing strange in it. I would recommend cryptozoology thread for mythical creatures, this thread is after all shark predation and meant for extant species and predation. Of course when there is some identified shark and a story concerning it, ocean thread is also a good choice.

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... Except of course if they confuse a basking shark or whale shark for a horrifying monster, though neither of the former 2 would do this to whales: https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/106...-probe-spt

Credit: Getty

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( This post was last modified: 09-20-2019, 03:57 PM by Shadow )

(09-20-2019, 02:55 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote:
(09-20-2019, 02:20 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(09-20-2019, 01:52 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote:
(09-20-2019, 12:32 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(09-20-2019, 10:09 AM)BorneanTiger Wrote:
(09-19-2019, 11:38 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(09-19-2019, 10:52 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote: What made a big mark resembling a bite to this whale?




Since they never find a 35 feet shark, here some articles:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/6/140613-great-white-shark-cannibalism-animals-ocean-science/

https://gizmodo.com/mystery-solved-heres-the-animal-that-ate-the-9-foot-gr-1587429691

And this about orcas hunting that whale species mentioned on video:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-09/blue-whale-blood-bath-as-orcas-strike/10982708

ABC were being honest when they said that they didn't know exactly how the juvenile blue whale attracted a gang of orcas, in the article of the bottom, but Gizmodo claimed to know what ate that 9-foot (2.7 m) great white. I'm not ruling out the possibility that a much bigger GW did it, considering that a length of 18 feet (5.5 m) can be reached, but what they have is only speculation, they don't really know what ate that smaller shark.





Estimated with a weight of 2.5 tons and age of 50, this is at least one of the biggest GW's known: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world...32891.html 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BssxmtdFzZe/...e=ig_embed 




GW's normally don't enter cages of divers, but this one tried to do that, resulting in terror, and that isn't the only terrifying case reported recently: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/117...and-mexicohttps://www.express.co.uk/news/world/117...atest-news

Credit: GETTY and GENTSIDE:

*This image is copyright of its original author


*This image is copyright of its original author


And this happened in 2016:




It was just 9 feet shark, which was eaten or partially eaten. If that tag was attached to dorsal fin, quite easy to understand how that tag ended up inside belly of bigger shark or orca.

And as now those pygmy blue whale - orca cases show, many "mysteries" can be later explained with well known animals, not some "mystery giant sharks" in sizes never seen. It looks like creating myths out of nowhere sells, that´s only explanation I can understand why we see these "35 feet shark" videos time to time. One common thing with all of those videos, they never find anything, just hyping up with nothing really.

... Other than strange accounts of supersized sharks from time to time, such as by fishermen or native Polynesians: https://theportalist.com/megalodon-sightings-alleged, https://survivalnation.com/2018/01/the-l...ive-video/https://books.google.com/books?redir_esc...on&f=false, https://books.google.com/books?id=K9CiAA...edir_esc=y, https://www.seeker.com/could-a-prehistor...82752.html

Did you read that text in the link of yours? They identified it as a whale shark, so nothing strange in it. I would recommend cryptozoology thread for mythical creatures, this thread is after all shark predation and meant for extant species and predation. Of course when there is some identified shark and a story concerning it, ocean thread is also a good choice.

Screenshot:

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... Except of course if they confuse a basking shark or whale shark for a horrifying monster, though neither of the former 2 would do this to whales: https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/106...-probe-spt

Credit: Getty

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This is shark predation thread. You should look closer many things you are posting.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/65...ale-whales

Look at photos of this article.

Three whales washed ashore in Japan

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