Shark Vs Shark: Great White Sharks Attacks Another Great White

Shark Vs Shark: Great White Sharks Attacks Another Great White

Great White Shark in its full pride

David P. Stephens

It’s not often we see Shark Attacks, and it’s even rarer to see a shark attacking another shark.

However, according to the narrator in the video, you’ve just witnessed a Giant Great White shark attacking a smaller Great white shark

But is this a real Shark on Shark Attack?

As seen in the footage sharks are often very curious and rather calm, but when there’s bait in the water it’s of cause a completely different story.

See and judge for yourself:

First of all it seems to be the smaller shark coming from the left, which is attacking the bigger shark from the right.

Second, in my opinion this looks very much like two sharks going for the bait on the rope, at the same time - bad timing simply resulted in a fight over the food.

And therefore instead of biting the bait, the small shark decides to fight off the larger shark in a face to face attack.

This could very well be a result of Shark feeding, luring too many sharks into the area and having them fighting for the food.

Great White Shark Going for Bait

Frantisekhojdysz

How does the attack end?

It’s hard to say how the attack ends, but it looks like the bigger shark gets the upper hand in the fight. And it seems to be biting down on the side, right in front of the Pettoral fin, on the smaller shark.

It also looks like the Sharks holds this bite, as the smaller shark is flapping its Caudul fin quite a lot, in what seems to be a desperate fight to get away.

As the footage stops here we have no idea how it ends, but I would think the bigger shark would loosen its grip again and go for the easier bait, hanging at the surface.

Shark breaching the water in hunt for seal

A usual Shark and Seal encounter - Photo: Sergey Uryadnikov

What do you think?

Is this a deliberate shark attack? Or is it a result of Shark Feeding, luring too many sharks into one area and leaving the sharks fighting over the food?

Tell us what you think about the Shark vs Shark video and Shark Feeding like this, in the comments below.

About The Author

Torben Lonne

Torben is a top skilled PADI MSDT instructor. He has worked several years with scuba diving in Indonesia and Thailand – and dived most of his life in most of the world.

He is also the co-founder and chief-editor of DIVE.in you can always catch him here [email protected]

2 Comments

  1. Niklas Arvid

    This a a clear chase of animal behavior. Don’t get me wrong, it’s all because of human interfering, but this is JUST sharks fighting over a prey(in this case a dead bait fish) but it could might as well been a dead or hurt fish on the bottom.
    Simple as that!

    Reply
    • Torben Lonne

      I agree Niklas!

      This is the behavior any predator shows! It’s natural to fight over food on land why wouldn’t it be so underwater as well. So it’s basically not a a shark attack as much as a shark fight.
      Thanks for commenting, have a great day!

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