Great white shark eats petrel seabird off Neptune Islands

YouTube user mvanh80 recently added the video above, which features a predation event of great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) on a petrel (a seabird). The video, according to its description on YouTube, was shot on July 9th, at South Australia’s Neptune Islands, which is a popular great white shark diving hotspot.

While I’ve seen plenty of footage of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) preying on seabirds, I think this is the first bit of footage that I’ve encountered which features a white shark feeding on a bird.


  1. marc says:

    Thanks for sharing this – i knew when i saw the feet in the water that something interesting may happen, and the shark didn’t disappoint…

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