Scientists To Conduct Shark-Baiting Experiment Using A Dead Whale

The project aims to prove the apex predators are stalking British beaches

Explorer Ben Fogle and a team of scientists are planning to drag a whale carcass behind a boat with the hope of catching a shark feeding on camera.

The team will use the carcass of a whale that washed up on the Scottish coast earlier this year.

There is currently no proof that the deadly predators are swimming off the British coast, but the team hope to find a hammerhead, blue shark or great white.


Photo credit: Deadline News

Ben Fogle told The Sun that “It’s a top secret mission so I can’t talk too much about it but it could be the most exciting and ambitious thing I’ve ever done.”

“We might change what we know about the British Atlantic waters and what’s in them.”

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