Shark-eating shark photo

It’s a shark-eat-shark world out there. Or so researchers found out while diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

They discovered a tasselled wobbegong shark (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon) tucking into a meal of another shark.

Wobbegongs usually lie in wait on the sea floor for a passing fish or a tasty invertebrate to swim by and then ambush their prey. This one got lucky with a brown-banded bamboo shark (Chiloscyllium punctatum), and was in the process of swallowing it whole and head first. The wobbegong’s appetite for large meals is helped by its dislocating jaw, large gape and rearward-pointing teeth. Learn more here.

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