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What Fish Can Eat Sharks (Grouper Eats Shark Whole On Deep Sea Feeding)

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What are predators of sharks and what can eat a shark?

Have you ever wondered ‘what fish can eat sharks‘? In this short article I include a video of a large grouper eating a shark whole!

What fish can eat sharks? Orcas or killer whales are known to eat sharks and are feared by even Great White Sharks. Sharks will also eat other sharks and will even their own species. But you may be surprised to learn that large grouper and moray eels will also eat sharks!

At the end of this article, I also include a video of a cannibalistic shark, which in this case is a large tiger shark eating a smaller tiger shark.

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What fish can eat sharks?

There are probably not many fish that will eat a shark. Especially an adult fully grown shark. But when they are a bit smaller, then that’s a different matter.

It’s known that killer whales will attack and kill great white sharks. Orcas (or killer whales) have also been known to eat mako sharks, plus several other shark species too.

When killer whales hunt sharks they flip the shark upside down. By doing so the shark is rendered useless and goes into a trance. It’s then when the shark is most vulnerable that the killer whale will kill the shark.

Apart from these large whales, there aren’t many other sea creatures that are big enough to eat sharks.

But sharks will eat other sharks and they’ll even eat another shark of their own species too. But it’s larger sharks like the great white and tiger sharks that will prey on smaller sharks.

Although it turns out that grouper have an appetite for younger sharks too.

Grouper eats shark whole on deep sea feeding frenzy

During a deep sea dive off the South Carolina coast, NOAA scientists filmed a shark swallowed whole. This shark was swallowed whole by a grouper.

Watch how these young sharks feed on a saw-fish that’s died and sunk to the bottom. There’s a bit of a feeding frenzy going on by these small sharks.

But it’s not just these sharks that draw the attention of the NOAA scientists.

It’s the appearance of a grouper that had used their submersible for cover. It appears from under the submarine with a shark in its mouth. The shark’s head is inside the grouper.

Then you’ll see how the grouper finally swallows the whole shark. Amazing!

NOAA Scientists Film Shark Swallowed Whole during Deep-Sea Feeding Frenzy
Researchers exploring the deep ocean off the South Carolina coast capture a group of sharks feasting on a swordfish—but then something unexpected happens. Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

I was amazed at this video, so I wanted to share it.

But now watch this video, which is a moray eel (which is also a fish that can eat sharks), as it fights with a white tip reef shark.

Shark attacked and eaten by giant Moray eel

And now for the tiger shark eating a tiger shark video:

Shark eat Shark ! Cannibalism
Giant tiger shark tries to eat smaller one search worldwide destinations

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What Fish Can Eat Sharks (Grouper Eats Shark Whole On Deep Sea Feeding)

Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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