Whale shark on a white shark’s menu

@article{Moore2015WhaleSO,
  title={Whale shark on a white shark’s menu},
  author={Glenn I. Moore and Michael G. Newbrey},
  journal={Marine Biodiversity},
  year={2015},
  volume={46},
  pages={745-746}
}
As the world’s largest fish, whale sharks Rhincodon typus could be assumed to be predator-free. Juvenile whale sharks are known to be preyed upon by sharks, marlin and orcas, and, although unconfirmed, bite marks on a sub-adult whale shark were attributed to white sharks Carcharodon carcharias (Department of the Environment and Heritage, DEH 2005). Attacks on large whale sharks by other large sharks are reported, but the predator remains unidentified (Fitzpatrick et al. 2006). Here, we provide… 
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