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Great whites “carefully” devour whale carcass in False Bay

Alison Kock and her shark research team have just finished a nine-day experiment in which 30 great whites were studied tearing apart a 36ft Brydes whale that had been towed away from the False Bay shoreline to protect bathers.

But ‘tearing up’ is perhaps not the right term.

Instead, the sharks used their razor-sharp teeth like cutlery to precisely cut out the ‘softer’ portions of the carcass, while virtually ignoring the hard carcass.

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