Can an ordinary fish swallow a whole shark?

Sharks are among the most dangerousthe inhabitants of the depths of the sea - on account of some of the types of more than 400 attacks on humans. However, at the bottom of the seas, it is possible to meet harmless predators, which eat only carrion and sometimes become victims of ordinary fish. This has been proven by a group of scientists involved in the search for sunken ships. During one of the missions, they filmed a video of how a shark devouring a huge game at one moment was swallowed by quite ordinary fish.

Rare frames were captured during the search.the ship called SS Bloody Marsh that sank during the Second World War. Historical data states that it was sunk on July 2, 1943 by a projectile fired by a U-66 submarine. It happened somewhere in 130 kilometers from the US state of South Carolina, but the remains of the sunken ship have not yet been found.

Fish eating shark

Researchers were looking for a ship at a depth of 450meters and suddenly noticed a flock of small sharks eating a 2.5-meter swordfish. She was clearly not killed by predatory fish and did not fall from a fishing boat - no forest line or fishing nets were seen near her. Scientists have not been able to determine the cause of death of a huge fish, because at the time of shooting the shark managed to eat most of it.

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But scientists quickly determined the type of sharks - they werethe so-called polar sharks, which are known for their sedentary lifestyle. They do not hunt fish on their own, but simply move slowly through the depths of the sea, waiting for the body of some dead animal to fall from above. Sometimes, sensing the smell of meat or catching signals from relatives, they travel tens of kilometers to eat.

Stone Bass

Other fish can be found at the same depth,which are called polyprons, or rockfish. They can be found in shipwrecks, and their length sometimes reaches two meters. Based on this, it is not surprising that one of the individuals was able at one moment to almost completely swallow one of the small sharks. In the video this moment can be seen at 1:44 minute. According to researcher Peter Oster, such a sight can be seen extremely rarely.

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However, even bloodthirsty enemies have dangerous enemies.white sharks. They are killer whales - predatory whales, whose length reaches 10 meters. White sharks are well aware of the danger of killer whales, and try not to appear on their territory.

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