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Cannibal Great White Shark Eats A Black Tip Shark Off The Line

There’s no honor amongst sharks when it comes to a bigger, hungrier shark (a great white in this case) trying to grab a bite and a smaller, more vulnerable shark (a black tip).

A Virginia Institute of Marine Science research expedition ended up discovering more about great white shark behavior than the researchers may have anticipated: great whites are cannibals.

The researchers, situated three and a half miles off the coast of Sandbridge, a Virginia Beach community, were conducting a longline fishing survey and had hooked 41 sharks. As the crew began to reel in the sharks, a 12- to 13-foot great white appeared.

According to the Virginian-Pilot, once the giant great white was near, it snatched a 4-foot black tip shark off the line.

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