Hunting through the eyes of a great white shark: video
Scientists put shark on camera, to see how those produce their own food.
5 April 2019 at 20:58
Scientists of the Australian University of Murdoch (Murdoch University) studied the behavior of white sharks at the South African coast. For the experiment, we selected eight individuals who were lured to the boat and then using a device similar to a rod, placed on them, sensors and video cameras.
The researchers wanted to confirm or refute the view that the predator is too big to hunt in the kelp forest. The belief was wrong: the tapes show that sharks are able to skillfully navigate through the narrow maze between the stems. There are hiding their potential victims – seals and seals.
The leader of the expedition Taylor Chapple (Chapple Taylor), studying white sharks for more than 15 years, calls the resulting material is unique, but notes that it is only the “tip of the iceberg”, and the behavior of predators is still a lot to learn. The main difficulty of the research consists in attaching to the fish equipment: in the thickets of seaweed, she constantly slides off. However, the scientists were able to capture a solid amount of video total duration amounted to as much as 28 hours.