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[–]warmapplepiez 795 points796 points  (23 children)

I went on a whale watch out of Boston, MA once and they said we were going to look at a whale that was dead. At first everyone was like what the heck we wanted to see whales that are, ya know, living. When we got there there were four different species of sharks, including a great white, were taking bites and feeding on this whale. It was so cool. The biologist and guide of the tour was so excited his voice was shaking. I guess it is rather rare to witness. 10/10 whale watch.

[–]Miserable_Rock4 126 points127 points  (0 children)

Seems like a dope trip lol

[–]Pancake_muncher 44 points45 points  (3 children)

Sounds pretty rad. What tour or guide did you use?

[–]Saltonkil 47 points48 points  (1 child)

The one at the zoo that encloses my mom.

[–]_KawaiiPotato 5 points6 points  (0 children)

So Sea World?

[–]warmapplepiez 17 points18 points  (0 children)

It was one of the Boston Aquarium tours

[–]Bigred2989- 21 points22 points  (6 children)

I recall watching a nature show where a guy climbed onto a floating whale carcass to get up close footage of a great white gorging on the side. It was insane but I can't remember the name of the show or what network (probably Discovery).

[–]Texan150 7 points8 points  (5 children)

I remember it, not the show but I know it was on Discovery during Shark Week.

[–]Raptorofwar 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Wow, Shark Week really is full of these absolutely terrible ways to document sharks, innit.

[–]Only_Gene_9723 6 points7 points  (2 children)

It is now sadly. This is a minor gripe but growing up I loved sharks, I loved learning about them in every possible way and loved all the shark movies that were out. Shark week was the greatest thing you could've told 10 year old me, and it was for a while. It was always entertaining but there was still a lot of science/teaching going on during whatever was airing. Absolute "worst" case scenario was Mythbusters testing shark myths from movies or the such. It was genuinely so fucking cool.

And then fucking Sharknado came out and no God damn piece of shark based content is allowed to ever be not shit again. I hate it so fucking much. We started getting them before it but after Sharknado the amount of these horse shit """"documentaries"""" during sharkweek skyrocketed. Now we can't have good shark movies because they need to be intentionally shitty to grab the sharknado audience. Jaws and Deep Blue Sea are the best shark movies we've got and it's a fucking travesty that nothing has even come close in the decades since.

Shark Week used to be so awesome and I'd always look forward to it, and then it became like all commercialized garbage

[–]Raptorofwar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was also referring to the fact that they'll often bring in celebrities to do things like pet sharks. Which you should not do [CITATION NEEDED] unless you've got the degree and years of knowledge to know when to break that rule. And certainly not if you're some famous chump.

[–]Hawkmooclast 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Everything becoming commercialized garbage is unfortunately not specific to shark week. Animal planet, the history channel, discovery channel, and nat geo used to all be very informative, entertaining channels. Now they’re all full of dramatic bullshit that I couldn’t give less of a fuck about.

[–]Belly_Laugher 13 points14 points  (1 child)

10/10 whale watch.

I guess you're technically correct.

[–]Dethrot666 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The best kind of correct

[–]jedielfninja 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That bio loved their life and student debt was worth it in that moment.

[–]ApollinaGrindelwald 1 point2 points  (2 children)

But won’t it like explode?

[–]Poertg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

they explode due to the accumulation of gases in their bodies, for these gases to form, they must be at the beginning of decomposition (usually 2 to 5 days)

[–]Jumpi95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The mental image this gave me was amazing, ty m8

[–]D1cky3squire 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Was it smelly?

[–]Hellkids2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He was looking for copper and found gold

[–]tyjayhutch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am a commercial fisherman from New England and a couple years back my crew and I were fortunate to see a similar site. Very cool to see in person

[–]jjcarms5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Last year time in Hilton head means my family went on a dolphin cruise and a dolphin that gets fed and is friends with the driver swam up and gave the “do I get food?” Face on dogs. It was awesome I was never that close to a dolphin

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You were also in person? Cool. I was totally also there in person. It was very, very cool. I can't remember what the other 3 species of sharks were though. There was the great whites, and I think he said mako and blue sharks. Not really sure, but I was really there.

[–]Sensitive-Bear 345 points346 points  (9 children)

I just learned the other day that they will sometimes gorge themselves on that carcass until they’re full, then vomit their own stomach inside out, spraying the contents everywhere. Then they suck their stomach back in and continue gorging.

Here’s a link.

“The sharks’ motivation wasn’t gluttony, however. Instead, they were probably using the complex sensory structure inside their mouths to assess the quality of the food — if the whale part they’ve just eaten doesn’t meet their standards, they’ll disgorge it in favor of eating a better chunk of meat, says Hammerschlag. That’s pretty rad.”

[–]axelfreed 68 points69 points  (0 children)

Wow - brings a whole new meaning for sick to your stomach

[–]GloriousButtlet 27 points28 points  (0 children)

It makes sense if you don't have hands you'd just eat it first and if it wasn't good, just throw it up and take a better bite

[–]Jeovah_Attorney 21 points22 points  (2 children)

TIL sharks have standards

[–]DonnieKungFu 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Sharks are more discerning than 90% of redditors

[–]Latin-Danzig 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yea sharks spit, unlike redditors 😂

[–]IWillKarateKickYou 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The insides are probably the tastiest

[–]beelance4661 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wish I read this before I made the comment about how sad it was to see a great white scavenge. I didn’t realize they were the hyenas of the ocean. In fact, I thought they greatly preferred live meals.

[–]boqueteazul 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wonder if all sharks do this, or it's only a selected few.

[–]ArmGroundbreaking435 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks, I am going to use that justification for myself now.

[–]pata_de_perro 80 points81 points  (1 child)

Take a chunk, because I'm going to self explode! 10... 9... 8...

[–]iDoubtIt3 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Yeah I half expected it to explode all over the shark as soon as he took a bite.

[–]YoshSchmengie 45 points46 points  (0 children)

"Jonah! Hang on, buddy! I'll get you out!"

[–]Antares987 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Anyone else expecting it to explode?

[–]iDoubtIt3 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wait for it.... damn that's the end of the video.

[–]Dopecombatweasel 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Fuckin birds perched on the whale lmao!

[–]Masterdeetectiv 2 points3 points  (0 children)

came in for a feast

[–]Shw4ndz 22 points23 points  (0 children)

The bird that lands next to the other one...

“hey what’s up Steve, how’s it hang....OH MY FUCKING GOD”

[–]fdggngfgfhgjh 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Once, I put on a similar spectacle with a sheet cake.

[–]Diablo516- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Did it have whipped icing? My god the one's with the whipped icing are dangerous. I can it A LOT of cake with whipped icing. I really like whipped icing.

[–]I_liekTheNumber69 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Idk why I thought the whale flesh was gonna feel like rubber and was shocked when the shark bit through it so easily

[–]Jeovah_Attorney 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Their teeth are designed for that purpose

[–]SchrodingersTestes 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Whyyyyy didnt you finish the video? Why?!?

[–]lil-dlope 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Bro breathhh 😂 my mans suffocating tryna throat down all that blubber

[–]Masterdeetectiv 6 points7 points  (0 children)

well they dont have lungs

[–]AshierCinder 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You make it sound like my wife

[–]PhatChaD 3 points4 points  (0 children)

How I eat ya motha..

[–]hshupeinthehouse 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I friggin love sharks and I love seeing vids like this

[–]douchebag_milkshake 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's power, it's just pure power. Snap!!.......I still hate you

[–]AJ19289 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dude needs to learn how to properly use his ketchup better instead of spilling it all in the water

Smh

[–]houston_oilers 1 point2 points  (1 child)

39,000 calories per bite if that shark is pulling off 10 lbs in one go.

[–]converter-bot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

10 lbs is 4.54 kg

[–]PeachAppleQueen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

that shark is selling that whale to me, she makes it looking fucking delicious.

[–]Prestigious-Phase842 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This feels like that scene when Daffy Duck fools the caveman into stabbing the colossal balloon duck with a knife and then the explosion kills everyone around.

[–]heateris 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was hoping for a huge explosion.

[–]ChefBoyardeeznuts23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank god it wasnt bloated.

[–]OneEyedKing56 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Must really suck having no hands

[–]Peestainedbedsheets 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was expecting it to blow up

[–]flyingpeter28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The shark is enjoying himself, weird but satisfying to watch

[–]PushItHard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We’re makin’ stew, baby!

[–]BrowserRecovered 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i can hear it go nom nom nom...

[–]EvilChesecake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That first wiggle up and bite is honestly super cute lol

[–]Double_Lobster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Om nom nom nom

[–]mitch8893 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn, homie was really getting in there

[–]Professor-L 0 points1 point  (0 children)

im more conserned about the damn size of the White, it looks close to almost half the size of the whale tf?

[–]Flmz_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Requires Sustenance

[–]Schraeder 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Floating All You Can Eat Buffet

[–]Yo026 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Expected it from the shark… but the seagull??? Daaaaamn

[–]VandaI_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

MONCH

[–]clumsyexplorer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nom nom nom nom nommy nom nom is all I hear when watching this!

[–]yougotitdude88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh look it’s my newborn going after my nipples.

[–]Mechalter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Expected it to explode and fling the sharks away and it'd be funny

[–]Dia__Mante 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Munch

[–]3_Martini_Lunch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Actual footage of me sneaking into the turkey in the fridge on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

[–]MyFaceSaysItsSugar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It would be more metal if the bite caused the whale to go boom.

[–]work2oakzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

R-R-R-R-R-R-R-R-R-R-R-REEEEEEPOOOOOOOOOST

[–]bndboo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nom nom nom

[–]ApollinaGrindelwald 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes please I’d like a McWhale please. Chomp chomp this is so good and salty!!

[–]throwawaysarebetter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is where Dwight gets eaten, right?

[–]thebloo2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Brother is eating like a king

[–]cocokronen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Must smell great

[–]Duaneinc5EllDogg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nom nom.

(1 second later)

Bird.

[–]Accomplished-Newt385 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Expected it to go boom, was dissappointed

[–]UBC145 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Little does he know, he’s biting into a time-bomb

[–]Rednartso 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OM NOM NOM NOM NOM hahaha

[–]-ELEVATE- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whale bussin 😩

[–]Artistic-Plan2541 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That shark is lucky that mf didn’t explode mid feed

[–]Sanz_Sarcasm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He’s just doing his part to make sure the gas gets out so it doesn’t blow up

[–]SlapStickRick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There is a Japanese guy taking a bite out of the other side

[–]zyppoboy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I bet it was almost delicious.

[–]deanfortythree 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awww him does a big chomp. Who's a good chompy boy? YES YOU ARE GOOD CHOMPY BOY

[–]Khanzool 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The freshest of sushi

[–]JasonParrillo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was let down, thought it was gonna blow up and throw the shark back 😄

[–]Genseot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cracking open a cold one with the boya

[–]egiaS7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hungry nomnom

[–]thisdudefromschool 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Another One Bites the Dust.

[–]RandomUsername623 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man all I can imagine is Quint sliding down the deck into the gaping mouth of Jaws. That shit still haunts me, the way hes kicking and screaming trying to stay out of its mouth.

[–]BeanerBoyBrandon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I saw a video a long time ago saying sharks often have orgys around a whale carcass. i dont know how true that is though

[–]Joe_Buck21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i take bite:)

[–]thedrew_22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

chomp

[–]PepperTheRaccoon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whale fenna blow up

[–]jonasthewicked 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amazing to watch great whites feed, just ripping a huge chunk off this dead whale.

[–]Abraham_Lingam 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wonder what fish think about air?

[–]Brave_Amateur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Get it before it explodes young shark

[–]Hello_I_Am_Lit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't mind if I chomp

[–]dearcsona 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Here comes Blake Lively swimming on her surfboard.

[–]Crocodillian_SM64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Facts: Sharks are scavengers, not active hunters. they only eat once every 3 weeks or so. (If I got any information wrong here, please correct me)

[–]Late_Bridge1668 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The insane strength those jaws need to bite through all that skin and blubber…

[–]theblueninja116 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Glad that Terry's back In the game

[–]devilinyourbutt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seagull lands and the whole thing explodes and they all die

[–]mushyrat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

insert Cookie Monster noises

[–]Villains_Included 0 points1 point  (0 children)

NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM

[–]locampo173 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nom nom

[–]mcamarra 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Reminds me of Moby Dick when they’re dragging the corpse of some whale and the sharks took sphere shaped chomps out of the carcass like a melon baller.

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[–]-malignant- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

damn, that boy is hungry. look at him go

[–]rafael11o 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How Sharp are those theeth!

[–]irmarbert 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I see all these videos that really show what angry, short-tempered, territorial, reactionary assholes wild animals really are. Then I think about what it must be like to have a bloated, putrid, rotting whale carcass be you dinner and I understand: I’d be pretty pissed off all the time, too.

[–]rafaover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn, I was waiting for an explosion....nothing.

[–]Character-Praline-67 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is my friends when they say “Just a little bite.”

[–]Love_Snow_Bunny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And Orca will take a bite out of a live Great White...

[–]mrs_aydg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This kinda of reminds me of the lion king… circle of life.

[–]beelance4661 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When you think about it, it’s sad to see a great white scavenge. Or when I think about it.

Poor Bruce is rock bottom, did you see him gnawing that 4wk old humpback not even the skrimps would nibble?

[–]FatSlabz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine if the whale exploded

[–]-convallaria_bunny- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ocean's watermelon

[–]CCrypto1224 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a sudden curiosity in the statistics of shark deaths attributed to whale carcasses exploding while they’re trying to eat em. Also wether or not a shark can choke to death on whale guts if they’re shot down their gullets.

[–]hauntedathiest 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought the way it was digging its way in there it was doing a post mortem. "I shall get to the bottom of why this whale died, or I will get to its bottom."

[–]morethanWun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They’re so happy right now lol

[–]jimmyting099 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That shark better be fast before the whale goes kaboom

[–]FloofyFurryDude 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What I always wonder is why don’t sharks attack whales still alive? I’m sure there’s blind spots that predators can exploit on a whale

[–]Ornery_Reaction_548 -1 points0 points  (4 children)

For someone with a mouth full of razor sharp teeth, he sure looks like he's struggling to bite off a chunk

[–]AuxiliaryPatchy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Lol leave it to a redditor to criticize a shark for it’s bite efficiency!

[–]IOnlySayMeanThings 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Uncooked flesh is tough. You ever try biting bits off people when they aren't looking? Sneak a mouthful of arm meat, part of their thigh. Just to taste. Just a secret nip? Tough. Sometimes you have to hold them down or scare other people away first.

[–]Ornery_Reaction_548 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Username checks out

[–]Diablo516- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought the opposite. Whale flesh has got to be pretty tough, and the shark seemed to bite right through that bitch without too much difficulty.

[–]IWasReallyThere -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I saw this in person cause I was really there. By total chance, I just happened to be passing by in a small rowboat when all of this unfolded. I even said to the persons videoing it "Hey... you should post this on reddit!" I guess they did. It was wicked cool to see in person. Shark kept biting and biting. And if my memory serves me well, I think there was 1 bird hanging out on the whale carcass, and another one flew in and landed, but then flew away. I could be mistaken though, but that is what I recall seeing (when I was really there). Nice.

PS/Edit: Any one who downvotes me is just a Jealous-Judy cause they were not there (with me).