What supposed to be a rare sight of a herd of 11 sharks, made up of two species of deep-sea dogfish, feasting on an eight-foot long dead swordfish on the ocean floor at 1,500 feet (457 meters) deep, turned out to be a shocker to a bunch of researchers. Frankly, we were a little stunned ourselves.
Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research were observing these small sharks devouring the dead swordfish, marveling how rare it was to be witnessing nature at work when, out of nowhere, a large size grouper appeared and swallowed one of the shark whole. Well, at least, it was seen to be in the process of swallowing whole in the video.
It was holy shit moment that this actually happen. Granted this particular type of sharks is not as infamous as its cousins like the Bull shark or legendary super villain of the open water, the Great White, it is nevertheless a shark and it was being swallowed whole by a grouper. Absolutely mental.
The grouper, or in this case, a wreckfish, is no small fry either. They can grow over six feet in length and weighs as much as 220 lbs (100 kilograms). Good luck to you, Mr. Wreckfish. Wait till the gangsta cousins of the poor fellow you swallowed hear about this.
Continue reading to see the entire drama unfold in the video below.
Images and source: YouTube (DivePhotoGuide).