Thursday, August 22, 2013

Photo Of The Day: Shark Swallowed Whole By Bigger Shark

Reminds me of Russian nesting dolls. From NBC News.
Shark is swallowed whole -- by an even bigger shark

Aug. 19, 2013

Everyone knows the story: The little fish gets eaten by a big fish, and the big fish gets eaten by an even bigger fish and so on.

But it isn't often that the big fish is a shark — in this case, a dogfish — that then gets swallowed whole by a much larger sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus), one of the nastiest-looking top predators in the ocean.

This bizarre "turducken of the sea" photo was captured by researchers at the University of Delaware's Ocean Exploration, Remote Sensing, Biogeography (ORB) Lab. The scientists were in Delaware Bay this month to recapture sand tiger sharks that had been tagged with satellite-tracking tags, or to recover tags that had come off prematurely.

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  1. It's a dog eat dog world--or in this case a shark eat dogfish world, I guess.

    Cool photo! Someone was in the right place at the right time.

  2. "We're gonna need a bigger shark..."

  3. All we need is Nemo in the little shark.



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