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White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) Scavenging on Whales and Its Potential Role in Further Shaping the Ecology of an Apex Predator

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Examples of unique behaviors employed by white sharks during scavenging forays on whale carcasses in False Bay, South Africa.

(A–B) A 4.5 m white shark removes a 20 kg chunk of flesh, sinew and blubber by performing lateral headshakes without employing protective ocular rotation.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0060797.g004