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