YouTube user Pacifics Edge posted footage of both white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) and blue sharks (Prionace glauca) feeding on the carcass of a common minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata). The encounter was filmed in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Fisherman Al McGlashan discovered the remains of a giant squid (genus Architeuthis) floating about 50km from Jervis Bay, NSW, Australia, according to the The Daily Telegraph. The carcass was believed to be relatively “fresh” due the presence of the squids red coloring. While McGlashan was filming the remains of the rarely-seen squid, a blue shark (Prionace glauca) arrived on the scene to feed on the carcass.
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YouTube user absoluteboatbrokers recently posted the video above which features a white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) feeding on the carcass of a blue shark (Prionace glauca), which was caught earlier in the day. The footage was shot off of Australia’s Bondi Beach, according to the video description.
The blue shark had been tied to the side of the boat after the fisherman had caught it. While the white shark is listed as a protected species in Australia waters, the blue shark can be fished for legally.
UPDATE: A reader has pointed out that the distance from the nearest point on Catalina Island to San Pedro’s Cabrillo Beach is approximately 18 miles, as the crow flies. Another reader has explained how the 30 mile distance was approximated in the comments.
30miledive.com is reporting that undersea explorer Scott Cassell completed his dive from Catalina island to San Pedro, California this past Saturday (September 17). Cassell was attempting to break a world record for a continuous dive, but equipment issues required Cassell to surface mid-way through the journey.
According to 30miledive.com, Cassell continued on with the dive after a brief surface interval on a support boat and completed the underwater trek in approximately 12 hours.
According to Cassell, his motivation for the dive was to “raise awareness about our shark populations.” He goes on to say that he remembers seeing many blue sharks (Prionace glauca) 20 years ago in the same waters he recently completed the distance dive. However, during his dive on Saturday, Cassell states that he did not see a single shark.
In some odd shark-related news, CNN and WMUR are reporting that the carcass of a 6-8′ blue shark (Prionace glauca) was found in the woods in Milton, New Hampshire. The dead shark was found discarded approximately 50 miles from the coast. According to WMUR.com, authorities who were called to the scene decided to leave the carcass where it lay and “let nature takes its course.”