Great white sharks feast on humpback whale carcass in Cape Cod – video


A short video clip captured by the crew of Captain John Boats and posted to Facebook shows the apex predators, one estimated to be at least 18ft (5.5 metres) long, devouring what whale expert Peter Corkeron called ‘the biggest smorgasbord a shark could ever dream of’.

A decomposing carcass of a year-old humpback calf floating in the waters of the Stellwagen Bank national marine sanctuary turned into a camera-ready moment, when two large great whites showed up and started feasting on the remains.

Over the next two days, eight great whites arrived along with blue sharks and numerous species of seabird, according to researchers funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


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