It’s a shark-eats-shark world, especially when one wears camo.By Michael Frank on February 16th, 2012
This amazing shot from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef shows a kind of camouflaged shark called a tasseled wobbegong swallowing a brownbanded bamboo shark. Daniela Ceccarelli, from Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, witnessed the meal during a fish census. Expecting to find the front part of the bamboo shark hidden under a coral ledge, Ceccarelli swam closer — and the highly camouflaged wobbegong materialized. “It became clear that the head of the bamboo shark was hidden in its mouth,” she said. “The bamboo shark was motionless and definitely dead.”
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