WARNING PICTURES: Dr. Mario Lebrato, 35, released the oceanic blacktip shark off the coast of Spain before a group of other sharks attacked it and inflicted fatal injuries on the unsuspecting animal
A “zombie shark” has been spotted still hunting for prey, although it was half-eaten by other sharks when it was released into the sea by scientists.
Dr. Mario Lebrato, 35, released the oceanic blacktip shark off the coast of Spain before a group of other sharks attacked it and inflicted fatal injuries on the unsuspecting animal.
According to the scientist, these included several bull sharks, which can weigh up to a whopping 400 kg.
Despite the onslaught and the loss of a large part of its body after it was bitten off, the shark continued to fight for its life and tried to swim away.
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Dr. Lebtrato explained that the shark struggled for about 20 minutes before eventually succumbing to its injuries.
He said, “Sharks eat sharks, it’s well known, but it’s super hard to film and document.”
At the beginning of this year a Great white shark was caught on a tape that was flying through the air to attack its prey.
In the clip, which was filmed for National Geographic’s Big Sharks Rule, the sea predator sneaks under the surface of the water, perfectly camouflaged, when it spots a group of seals.
The seals try to stick together but are eventually separated and the shark uses its moment to attack.
With a terrifying spin in speed, the tip predator shoots from the bottom up with its jaws wide open, baring its hundreds of razor-sharp teeth.
It flings the seal skyward while it crunches down with its powerful bite.
The shark then flies through the air with the seal in its mouth and turns horizontally in the middle of the jump before landing back in the water with a huge impact.