The deep-sea scavengers that feast on whale fall
21 February, 2019
When whales die and sink, they create an active community of deep-sea scavengers that come to feed in stages as the carcass decays. The First to arrive to the whale fall: Hagfish, crabs, and sharks, like the sleeper sharks seen in this clip of a grey whale from episode 2 of Blue Planet, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, can feed up to two years. More from ocean.si.edu:
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