Friday, 23 August 2013

‘Turducken’ of the sea–scientists off Delaware catch shark within a shark - via D R Shoop

Researchers at the University of Delaware set out recently in the hope of recapturing tagged sand tiger sharks. They enticed a large female but it was the bizarre manner by which they captured the predator that left them shaking their heads in disbelief.

After casting a small fish called a menhaden, a small shark called a dogfish was quick to snatch the bait, only to be swallowed by the much larger sand tiger shark. “The dogfish was about 3 feet long and completely swallowed by the sand tiger shark,” states a post on the university’s ORB Lab Facebook page.

The researchers had captured a shark within a shark, which prompted Aaron Martens to comment: “There’s gotta be some kind of ‘turducken‘ label for this kind of situation.”


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