Researchers tagged a healthy 9-foot white fish to track its movements as part of the study but were shocked when the “black box” drifted into an Australian beach four months later. The data collected on the device showed that the temperature rose rapidly from 7.6 degrees C to 25.5 degrees C with a sudden, drastic drop at 1,902 feet. The researchers believe that the data proves it was eaten by something much larger, saying that the recorded temperature suggests that the shark entered the digestive system of another animal.
The incident is detailed in the Smithsonian Institution documentary titled ‘The Hunt of the Super Predator,’ inspired by an earlier Australian documentary, ̵6;The Search for the Super Predator. ocean class’.
Filmmaker Dave Riggs said in 2014: “When I first heard about the data coming back from the tag on the shark, I was completely stunned.
“The question not only came to mind but everyone involved was ‘what did that?’
“Apparently it was eaten. What to do to eat such a great shark? What can kill one [nine-foot] Full moon? “
It seems that scientists can close the book on the wild conspiracies of some kind of giant sea monster, but the culprit is equally shocking.
According to the researchers who have investigated the confusing case, it was a “cannibal giant white shark.”
It was only after studying more about migration patterns – of great whites to the area where nine legs were killed – could they finally guess the identity of the mysterious killer.
The scientists confirmed their study data matched all tracking information from the lost shark.
The body temperatures of these migrating great white sharks are the same and the size of the cannibal great white shark – they are estimated to be 16 feet long and weigh more than 2 tons – can easily be reached at the same rate. degrees and trajectories are captured in the tracking device.
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California’s underwater kelp forests have largely shrunk after the kelp-eating urchin explosion, and that’s due to the decline in sea otters that eat urchins.
This is threatening the region’s natural food chain, which could collapse completely if large whites don’t have a source of bait.
Bryan Franks, a professor and doctor at Jacksonville University, said in 2019: “I can say with certainty that you will lose stability, but there are so many factors involved so it is difficult to predict.
“Their prey will increase, then those tertiary species will be exhausted, but it is difficult to model.
“Classic examples are otters, urchins and kelp”.