Researchers Record a Rare Event in the Deep Sea


The bottoms of the deep seas are generally barren, and it is not uncommon for living things to “feast”. However, researchers have discovered that living things can also be fed with great prey.

It is not uncommon that living things living in the barren lands of the ocean depths have a “feast”. So researchers couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw deep sea sharks feasting on the US coast earlier this year, eating a falling swordfish.

Therefore, the researchers did not give the possibility that these hunters could capture images of hunting for another deep sea creature. Images of sharks feasting on a swordfish were taken by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) at a depth of approximately 450 meters.

The hunter is prey

Peter J. Auster, a marine scientist at the University of Connecticut, said: The cause of death of such an imposing animal is unknown. It may be caused by age, illness or some kind of injury. There are no scars such as hook marks that show that this animal is an escaped prey. But such damage could also be masked by huge shark bites.

There are two slow-moving sharks. One of these is deep-sea sharks, also known as sleeper sharks. The other is Genie’s shark, which is attributed to the relatively recently discovered Eugiene ‘Shark Lady’ Clark.

Both sleepy sharks live in such depths and continue to swim very slowly until a prey comes. It is possible to say that they come from a distance to fill their stomachs, even if they find food in the currents or detect their vibrations.

These gigantic fish are also called stone perch and can reach up to 2 meters in length. They usually live in deep sea caves or shipwrecks. It is not yet known whether this banquet is a daily or frequent event.

Peter J. Auster said, “This rare and surprising event left us with more questions than answers. However, it is inherent in these scientific discoveries .