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6/7/2014 (2 years ago)

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Shark monitored by scientists devoured by mysterious predator

It's a mystery that has the world intrigued. A nine-foot-long female shark, tagged and monitored by Australian scientist, was swallowed whole and devoured. Authorities are at a loss as to explain as to what the shark - dubbed "Alpha Shark," was consumed by.

Something ate this shark -- but what?

Something ate this shark -- but what?

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/7/2014 (2 years ago)

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Keywords: Shark, marine biolgists, Australia, devoured


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The scientists tagged the shark as part of program to track these animals. Four months later they found the tracking device washed up on a beach. Something, something really big, had devoured this apex predator. Discovered by a beach comber about two-and-a-half miles from where the shark was originally tagged by a beachcomber, the question arises -- What creature could have consumed such ferocious prey?

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When the scientists reviewed the recovered device, they found a rapid temperature rise - from the mid-40s to the high-70s - and a 1,900-foot change in depth. Both can be explained by the animal "living" within the stomach of something much larger. To date, this is all the information scientists have.

What sea creature is capable of ingesting a nine-foot shark? The question continues to perplex many --

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