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English: Unique behaviour employed by white sharks during scavenging forays on whale carcasses in False Bay, South Africa.

A 4.5 m white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) removes a 20 kg chunk of flesh, sinew and blubber by performing lateral headshakes without employing protective ocular rotation.

Date 11 April 2013, 00:39:50
Source Fallows C, Gallagher AJ, Hammerschlag N (2013) White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) Scavenging on Whales and Its Potential Role in Further Shaping the Ecology of an Apex Predator. PLoS ONE 8(4): e60797. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060797
Author Fallows C, Gallagher AJ, Hammerschlag N (2013)
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