Monday, August 11, 2008

Greenland Shark Eats Polar Bear?

No, this is not one of your classic "man bites dog" headlines this is the real deal.

By the way, Greenland Sharks are rapidly becoming one of our all time favorites around here:

Scientists researching how far sharks hunt seals in the Arctic were stunned in June to find part of the jaw of a young polar bear in the stomach of a Greenland shark, a species that favors polar waters.

"We've never heard of this before. We don't know how it got there," Kit Kovacs, of the Norwegian Polar Institute, told Reuters of the 10 cm (4 inch) bone found in a shark off the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You don't have to have a lot of common sence or imagination to figure this out. The young polar-bear could have got stuck on a drifting ice. When it melted it would try to swim a shore but drowned. The Greenland shark feeds on carcuses of any animal. It is a deep sea fish so it would not attack on the surfise. Scientist should not be clouded with knowledge from books, but try to see things from the eye of those who live in the area.