This Great White Shark “Choked To Death On A Sea Lion”

“Tho’ Nature, red in tooth and claw / With ravine, shriek’d against his creed.”

1. This 4-metre shark was filmed thrashing about in shallow waters at Coronation Beach, north of Perth.

Fisheries WA

According to the Western Australia Department of Fisheries there was “no visible signs of injury or disease”, but “a large Australian sea lion” was found in its throat.

2. According to BBC:

The Western Australia Department of Fisheries said in a statement that it found “no visible signs of injury or disease” but discovered “a large Australian sea lion” in its throat.

3. Tash Tapper, who shot footage of the shark on the beach, said the whole scene was “surreal”.


4. Research scientist Rory McAuley said: “Such a large object may have damaged the shark’s internal organs or impeded water flow into his gills, contributing to his death.”


This post has been corrected to properly credit BBC.


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Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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