Watch: Great white attacks underwater robot

2014-08-12 12:24


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Mexico City - In video released by the Discovery Channel, an underwater camera captures a great white shark wrapping its jaws around a robot.

The video was shot while a team of researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute were attempting to tag sharks off the coast of Guadalupe Island, Mexico last year.

 Researchers from the Woods Hole oceanographic institute say it’s a case of mistaken identity.

This shark thinks their robot is a seal. The great white stalked the REMUS 100 underwater bot and eventually snuck up from beneath it for the attack.

According to the researchers, it's the same technique sharks use when hunting seals.

The video was shot in 2013 off Gaudalupe Island in Mexico as the research team was on expedition to locate and tag sharks. Fortunately for the robot, in this case the shark bit off a bit more than it can chew.

Check out the footage here.

Read more on:    mexico  |  marine life

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