Great White Shark Steals Camera, Goes on Wild Ride
Footage of a great white shark taking off with a research camera rig took scientists by surprise. Working with shark and ray research initiative Global FinPrint, a team from Massey University in New Zealand and other institutions were on an expedition in the Southwest Pacific where they deployed an underwater camera attached to a bait canister at several locations. At most stops on their route, shark sightings were low, possibly pointing toward overfishing. But when the scientists reviewed the video recorded off Rangitahua, or Kermadec Islands, they saw a great white shark pick up the whole apparatus, pausing to try to bite through the bait can. Even more remarkable, great white sharks are a rarity at the location, a positive note for the end of the expedition.
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