predatory behaviour of white sharks (carcharodon carcharias) at seal island, south africa

@article{Martin2005predatoryBO,
  title={predatory behaviour of white sharks (carcharodon carcharias) at seal island, south africa},
  author={R. Aidan Martin and Neil Hammerschlag and Ralph S. Collier and Chris Fallows},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  year={2005},
  volume={85},
  pages={1121 - 1135}
}
between 1997 and 2003, there were 2088 natural predations by white sharks (carcharodon carcharias) on cape fur seals (arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) and 121 strikes on towed seal-shaped decoys were documented from observation vessels at seal island, south africa. white sharks at seal island appear to selectively target lone, incoming young of the year cape fur seals at or near the surface. most attacks lasted <1 min and consisted of a single breach, with predatory success rate decreasing… Expand
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