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Grouper Fish Eating Shark

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Brent Mccoy
• Friday, 25 December, 2020
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First, the team controlling the remote underwater camera captured footage of a shark feeding frenzy on a dead swordfish, but then a massive grouper showed up. Shortly after, the grouper managed to devour one of the feeding sharks, grabbing the entire animal in its mouth as it flailed helplessly in the jaws of the huge fish.

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While that probably isn’t technically true, it is absolutely a fact that some of the deepest reaches of our planet’s oceans hold secrets that we’re only beginning to unlock. Then, as their time on the bottom began to wane, the team spotted some serious action in the form of a huge dead swordfish that had attracted a whole crew of small sharks.

The sharks continued to feast even with the bright lights of the undersea explorer upon them, and they were clearly enjoying the meal that had drifted from higher waters and settled on the ocean floor. Mike Werner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech.

Most recently, Mike served as Tech Editor at The Daily Dot, and has been featured in USA Today, Time.com, and countless other web and print outlets. First, the team controlling the remote underwater camera captured footage of a shark feeding frenzy on a dead swordfish, but then a massive grouper showed up.

Shortly after, the grouper managed to devour one of the feeding sharks, grabbing the entire animal in its mouth as it flailed helplessly in the jaws of the huge fish. While that probably isn’t technically true, it is absolutely a fact that some of the deepest reaches of our planet’s oceans hold secrets that we’re only beginning to unlock.

Then, as their time on the bottom began to wane, the team spotted some serious action in the form of a huge dead swordfish that had attracted a whole crew of small sharks. The sharks continued to feast even with the bright lights of the undersea explorer upon them, and they were clearly enjoying the meal that had drifted from higher waters and settled on the ocean floor.

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The fish appeared to be minding its own business, for the most part, taking cover under NOAA’s large undersea machinery. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, the large fish decided he wanted to grab a quick meal of his own, and what better choice than one of the very same sharks that was chomping away at the dead swordfish.

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Two Japanese men 68 and 76 years old hooked into a huge shark after it beat the second Goliath to the punch. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Goliath grouper is, “the giant of the grouper family, the Goliath (formerly called Jewish) has brown or yellow mottling with small black spots on the head and fins, a large mouth with jawbones that extend well past its small eyes, and a rounded tail.

The commission says that harvesting and possessing the Goliath grouper has been prohibited in Florida since 1990, because it is a protected species. The skeletal structure of large Goliath grouper cannot adequately support their weight out of the water without some type of damage.

Goliath are also susceptible to large scale mortality events such as cold temperatures and red tide blooms,” the conservation commission says. “When not feeding or spawning, adult Goliath groupers are generally solitary, sedentary and territorial.

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There have been increases in abundance in certain areas (e.g., Tampa Bay, Charlotte Harbor and the Ten A Thousand Islands), and the distribution of Goliath grouper populations has extended into areas of its former range throughout Florida, including the Big Bend and Panhandle regions,” the conservation commission says. Calico crabs make up the majority of their diet, with other invertebrate species and fish filling in the rest.

It’s known that killer whales will attack and kill great white sharks. Apart from these large whales, there aren’t many other sea creatures that are big enough to eat sharks.

But it turns out that grouper have an appetite for younger sharks too. During a deep sea dive off the South Carolina coast, NOAA scientists filmed a shark swallowed whole.

Watch how these young sharks feed on a saw- fish that’s died and sunk to the bottom. There’s a bit of a feeding frenzy going on by these small sharks.

But it’s not just these sharks that draw the attention of the NOAA scientists. Then you’ll see how the grouper finally swallows the whole shark.

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A Florida fishing boat captain caught a surprise encounter on video when he witnessed a 500-pound Goliath grouper swallow and spit out a reef shark last week. Wheeler caught the whole thing on camera from aboard his boat, he told Newsweek on Thursday.

Wheeler said he was approximately 20 miles offshore when he saw a grouper glide up and attempt to swallow the reef shark. In the video, the grouper was seen taking the shark under the boat, bending the fishing line, while people could be heard saying “Oh, my God” in the background.

They look for any kind of easy food source, so if they think they can swallow a big fish they'll eat it,” said Wheeler. Maybe your mother told you never to eat anything bigger than your head, but apparently this Goliath grouper never got the memo.

A YouTube video uploaded by user Gimbb14 shows the massive fish swallowing a 4-foot shark whole off Florida's Gulf Coast. Put out a chum block, set down some blue runners on the reef and waited.

As I was hooking the shark, the Goliath came back and inspected but didn't attack him. Goliath groupers are critically endangered, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History, with the population slashed by 80 percent over the last 10 years.

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Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter In this handout picture released by Washing Marine Park, a 1.6 meter long Frill shark swims in a tank after being found by a fisherman at a bay in NUMA, on January 21, 2007, in NUMA, Japan.

The video was taken by researchers trying to find shipwrecks on the sea floor and such ambitious meals are rarely captured on camera. Due to their preference for the depths of the oceans, recorded events are scarce but fisherman from Florida captured one snatching their catch, a black tip shark, off the line in one bite in 2014.

The most recent event saw eleven sharks picking clean the carcass of a large swordfish weighing around 250lbs (113 kg) when the grouper arrived. It proceeded to engulf one of the small sharks, known as a dogfish, and the entire ruckus was observed by researchers from the NOAA and captured on camera.

A savage grouper fish has been caught on camera devouring a shark on the sea floor by researchers trying to find shipwrecks. It ate the animal whole and swam around with the tail hanging out its mouth (pictured) It is a type of bony fish which are very large and belong to the sea bass family.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) posted the video and an account of the shocking events on its blog, which read: 'The swordfish was clearly recently deceased, perhaps only by a few hours, given the condition of its body and the rapid disappearance of its flesh into the stomachs of the sharks. The onlooking scientists claim the hungry fish used the NOAA's exploratory rover for cover in order to snare its meal.

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Normally the research team sees little signs of sharks but the presence of the 250lb swordfish brought out a host of animals looking to scavenge its remains. First, the team controlling the remote underwater camera captured footage of a shark feeding frenzy on a dead swordfish, but then a massive grouper showed up.

Shortly after, the grouper managed to devour one of the feeding sharks, grabbing the entire animal in its mouth as it flailed helplessly in the jaws of the huge fish. While that probably isn’t technically true, it is absolutely a fact that some of the deepest reaches of our planet’s oceans hold secrets that we’re only beginning to unlock.

Then, as their time on the bottom began to wane, the team spotted some serious action in the form of a huge dead swordfish that had attracted a whole crew of small sharks. The sharks continued to feast even with the bright lights of the undersea explorer upon them, and they were clearly enjoying the meal that had drifted from higher waters and settled on the ocean floor.

Then, seemingly out of nowhere, the large fish decided he wanted to grab a quick meal of his own, and what better choice than one of the very same sharks that was chomping away at the dead swordfish. Mike Werner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech.

Most recently, Mike served as Tech Editor at The Daily Dot, and has been featured in USA Today, Time.com, and countless other web and print outlets.

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