(TheRedWire.com) – In 1975, the thrill-ride suspense of the movie Jaws captivated audiences. It also cemented the impression of great white sharks in the minds of Americans. While the movie isn’t real and incidents involving great white sharks with humans are extremely rare, a crazy video appeared from the coast of Massachusetts.
A group of scientists from Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary caught a group of the amazing animals in a feeding frenzy. The researchers filmed eight sharks feasting on the dead body of a humpback whale. It’s exceptionally uncommon to see a great white shark on the surface of the ocean. However, the tasty treat was too much to resist as the sharks ripped, tore, and enjoyed a meal together.
As the ferocious fish did their thing, the researchers took advantage of the extraordinarily rare moment. They tagged five of the sharks with special acoustic sensors. They can now track the mysterious predators below water as they migrate south for the winter. One of the marine biologists determined that the humpback was a one-year-old calf of a known mother whale. They suspect the whale died during a possible interaction with a large ship or fishing net. Unfortunately, the body eventually sank to become food for other maritime life at the bottom of the ocean, and the scientists will never know the exact cause of death.
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