Caught on camera: ‘Greatest’ great white ever filmed in the wild
A 20-metre great white shark is known as “Deep Blue” is caught on film. The 50-year-old shark is thought to be the largest great white ever filmed in the wild.
Researchers from the Monterey bay Aquarium and Stanford University discovered an area the size of Colorado between California and Hawaii, which looks like a “White Shark Café,” but it is unclear whether the sharks are there for food or sex.
The San Francisco Chronicle on Monday that the government is trying to determine why these sharks spend months on an annual pilgrimage in the winter and the spring to the deep sea. Scientists say it’s the sharks that are there to feast on the abundant amount of squid and small fish in the region.
“They tell us this incredible story about the middle of the water, and there is the whole secret of the life that we need to know about the” Salvador Jorgensen, a research scientist for the Monterey Bay Aquarium and one of the expedition leaders, told the newspaper.
The area where the sharks the herd was referred to as the oceanic version of the Sahara desert.
Researchers in the past autumn, the equipment used to monitor the sharks’ movement and found sharks to take unusually deep diving to 3,000 meters, and found male sharks behaves differently than the females. Male sharks up and down the water in what was described as a V-shape, and swam in the formation to 140 times per day.
“They are the food of something else, whether this relates in some way to their mating,” Jorgensen said.
“What we have learned through the progress of our research is that this the middle of the water layer is extremely important for white sharks,” he said. “They swim in these layers, the track of (robbery), night and day. … It is a game of hide-and-seek.”
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