Great White Shark Circles Boat And Feeds On A Whale

MichaelMaialePublished: June 22, 2015Updated: February 9, 201847,432,049 views
Published: June 22, 2015Updated: February 9, 2018

Now this is something you don't normally see! We bet that you have never seen sharks this way before! Michael Maiale and a few other fisherman were boating approximately 45 miles south of Long Beach, New York when they came across an unusual sighting. A dead mammoth whale floating a little further up in the distance of the ocean. As they got closer to the whale, they came across a Great White Shark, it came close to their boat and then continued to move closer to the whale.

As scary as sharks may seem, they are an essential part to the delicate balance of the ocean's ecosystem. They help keep the oceans food web in check by consuming on older, weaker species that are a determent for other fish. When witnessing a shark, there is really nothing to fear as Hollywood likes to portray them as big, ferocious killers when in reality there are generally peaceful creatures if unprovoked.

The fisherman realized they were witnessing an amazing sight. Coming closer to the carcass, they turned on their cameras and realized that the Great White Shark was feeding on the whale! Sharks in this general area are said to be migrating north towards Cape Cod. These sharks are hoping they will be able to feed on the large seal population. Sharks eat all sorts of marine mammals, like sea lions, whales, and seals. This is on top of their diet of fish and squid.

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    bouledoux ยท 29 weeks ago

    This isn't an uncommon sight, and often involves multiple species of sharks. Feeding on remains of diseased animals like whales is what they do. If you get downwind from this rotting carcass you will soon move away as it is smothering. Incidentally Killer whales make lunch off of great whites from time to time. I'd always put my bets on the Orca if I was a betting man. They are whales worse enemies as well as giant squids upon which some whales try to lunch on.