Researchers discover the ‘world’s most battered’ great white shark | Watch
- Great White Sharks are amongst the world's fiercest predators
- They can be found roaming around the Neptune Islands in South Australia
- An underwater cinematographor claims to have captured the world's most battered shark
Being a researcher and explorer of a Great White Shark is an extremely job as the people unfamiliar with these majestic creatures need to come in close proximity in order to learn more.
These marine animals are studied thoroughly and every aspect of their behaviour is mapped out and taken note of religiously which allows us to reach definitive conclusions. The knowledge and insight gained from these studies proves to be invaluable in order to understand the world of animals.
While the awe-inspiring sights are very inspiring and the job is always risky. The researchers are always at risk of getting bitten and the job is not for those who have a brittle heart.
The researchers released an impressive footage which shows the sharks battling it out in an aggressive manner in the vast blue ocean. They can be seen biting bits of each other’s bodies off in a savagely manner, a scenario that would have been impossible to capture some time ago.
Videos and images can only be captured with a coordinated effort between photographers and sea experts. The footage was made popular by a 2019 National Geographic documentary titled ‘Cannibal Sharks’.
Another incredible video claims to show the world’s most battered shark. It was captured near the Neptune Islands in South Australia. The region is home to more than 1,000 great white sharks.
The male shark’s long scars are visible all over his body and he is believed to have been injured in an encounter with either boat propellers or tuna fish. However, the cause cannot be confirmed without an in-depth analysis.
Dean Spraakman, an Underwater cinematographer told The Sun, "You can only speculate what happened there and to be honest no one knows or ever really know what causes that sort of damage to a shark but the poor guy had a bit of a hard time I think,"
He added, "I noticed he had scars on him but I didn't realise to what length until I reviewed the footage later. He was very calm and coming close and quite curious which was great,"