First observations of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) attacking a live humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

  title={First observations of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) attacking a live humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)},
  author={Sasha Dines and Enrico Gennari},
  journal={Marine and Freshwater Research},
To date, white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) feeding events involving large whales have largely been described only in terms of observed scavenging events. Scavenging occurs in all ecosystems and is usually associated with stochastic feeding events. In marine ecosystems, whale carcasses commonly provide these community-wide food web events. Whale carcasses are the single largest source of carrion in marine ecosystems, to the extent that they are thought to constitute an important part of large… 

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