Two great white sharks attack each other in South Australia
You know we get pretty friggen excited when we’ve got an animal throwdown here on Ozzy Man Reviews. Deadset, we crank up the Survivor album, we froth at the mouth and we pitch a tent in our bloody grundies. It really is that exciting. Today, though, we’ve got something that’s even bloody better than two rival species going at it hammer and tong. Friggen shark fight. Let’s get it on!
What you’re about to watch is sheer, unadulterated carnage. It comes to you courtesy of National Geographic WILD’s shark week show, Cannibal Sharks. And, you’d better believe the show lives up to its name.
The footage we’ve got for you here is from down in South Australia. Apparently, the footage itself is pretty bloody rare, but clearly it’s a bit of a bloodsport. You can hear the bogans on the boat losing their minds over the attack, and we reckon we’d be doing the same thing. These sharks are bringing back the biff like it’s an old-school State of Origin. Have a bloody squiz at em. They are not mucking around.
Professor Mark Meekan, a researcher from the Australian Institute of Marine Science reckons, “It’s not just one rogue shark attacking other sharks or even one species of shark attacking other sharks, it’s lots of different sharks turning on each other.”
Crazily, this kind of behaviour has always been a part of a shark’s life. There’s even fossil evidence of cannibalised sharks. Meekan says, “That shows that 300m years ago these were cannibal sharks. Shark on shark predation is a fundamental trait.”
Another picture – this one from Queensland’s Stradbroke Island – shows a shark that’s been bloody munched on. The bites in it are bloody massive. “If I was a betting man, I might even pick another great white shark for that one. These things are apex predators for good reason.”
Apparently, this kind of behaviour’s getting more common. Meekan reckons it’s because of shark nets. Captured sharks send out distress signals – and that makes them sitting ducks for other hungry sharks.
Who needs bloody enemies when you’ve got mates like that!
Final thought: Knowing this is happening in the waters of our own bewdiful country certainly gives you pause for thought. We’re just not sure whether it makes the water safer or whether it means the sharks are getting hungrier. What do you blokes reckon?
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