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Whale shark (Rhincodon typus)

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus)

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Giant Carcasses Found in Marine Graveyard

Video footage of a group of large carcasses on the sea floor has revealed the fate of the giants: fish food. Scientists discovered the graveyard using unmanned underwater vehicles while exploring for industrial purposes near the coast of Angola, BBC reports. Around each carcass, which included a whale shark and three eagle rays, a number of feeding fish were observed. The discovery, described this month in PLOS ONE, leads researchers to suspect that the corpses of large fish provide about 4% of the food in the seafloor region.

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