Sharks and Crocodile Feast on Dead Whale in First-Ever Video

Published 27 Apr 2018, 16:20 BST
Sharks and Crocodile Feast on Dead Whale in First-Ever Video
Sharks and Crocodile Feast on Dead Whale in First-Ever Video

This is a first: a drone filmed two 10-foot tiger sharks and a 13-foot saltwater crocodile scavenging a dead whale. It's also the first known record of a saltwater crocodile feasting on a whale. Diverse species will be drawn by a dead whale to scavenge.

Observing the scavenging behaviours has scientific value, like watching two apex predators eat side-by-side. The video shows that these species can scavenge on the same food source at the same time without any or much fighting. As they say, sharing is caring – though these two are just following instinct.

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