An underwater video that surfaced internet shocked everybody after it showed a bigger fish eating a shark in one bite. The massive fish didn’t really show any respect to the shark as it kept moving around with the shark inside the mouth.
The video was shot by researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (a US agency), who were supposed to discover and capture shipwrecks on the seabed. However, they were more than ready to record something remarkable.
In the video, you can see sharks, dog fishes and a dead swordfish. Out of nowhere, the wreckfish enters the scene, probably, in search of food and it did succeed in finding what it wanted. It easily engulfed the shark without any trouble as the shark kept trying to get out.
The NOAA shared the video along with the story of what they’d seen in a blog post that read: “The swordfish was clearly recently deceased, perhaps only by a few hours, given the condition of its body and the rapid disappearance of its flesh into the stomachs of the sharks.
“The cause of the death of this majestic animal is unclear, perhaps owing to age, disease, or some other injury.
“There was no visible hook or trail of fishing line suggesting this was a lost catch.
“However, any type of injury would have been masked by the massive damage caused by hundreds of shark bites.”
The post continued: “It [the wreckfish] demonstrated the ability of large predatory fishes to feed on smaller sharks.
“The wreckfish appears unable to feed on the swordfish directly itself, but by joining the sharks, it was able to feed on an animal that was.”
The blog added: “Normally we don’t see any deep-sea sharks in a group or aggregation, unless there is some nearby patch of food.
“As relatively small apex predators, they spend a great deal of time searching for prey. When a large food fall occurs, like a 250-plus pound swordfish, the ability to detect and locate the food, and then maximise food intake, is the key to growth and survival.”
Watch the video below: