‘Unimaginable’ video shows great white sharks ripping humpback whale carcass to shreds


In mid-August, a team of Massachusetts-based marine biologists set out on the waters of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, just east of Boston. Their mission: to tag some basking sharks — the second-biggest shark species on Earth, and a predator still considered highly mysterious to scientists. But soon after the team hit open water, another marine mammoth caught their attention: A young humpback whale, floating dead on the ocean’s surface.

Then, the sharks came.


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