This video shows what it looks like when a great white shark attacks its prey.
Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute filmed this video last year, but it was published this week as a prelude to Shark Week.
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The video was filmed off of Guadlupe Island roughly 150 miles west of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Researchers used a 7-foot submersible camera called the REMUS SharkCam to study how great whites stalk and attack their prey. The footage the camera captured is incredible.
As you’ll see in the video below, great whites are masters of the surprise attack. They lurk in the dark water just below the shallows and ambush their prey with incredible speed and power.
Warning: you might jump out of your seat.
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