Weird nature: the shark-eating seal

Posted by Tyson Jopson on 21 February 2013

Without the correct punctuation it’s not the most earth-shattering headline ever. Shark eating seal? Happens all the time. A shark-eating seal however, that’s something rather unique. In fact, it’s such a unique occurrence that in over 2 000 expeditions working with sharks over the last 21 years, Chris and Monique Fallows from Apex Shark Expeditions have only seen it once.

During a recent expedition with eight guests aboard their vessel, they were lucky enough to snap two photos of this strange occurrence. According to Chris, the seal didn’t even limit his off-the-food-chain foray to one shark either. Apparently he was seen to be taking out five in total, consuming the stomach and livers of the first two sharks, before killing three others. Narley.

Check out the images below and let me know what you think. Have you seen (or even heard about) something like this before?


Chris and Monique Fallows run Apex Shark Expeditions as well as the Apex Predators Facebook page. Feel free to chat to them for more info on this story and check out their seasonal sardine run expeditions, the next one starts in June.


All photos by Apex Shark Expeditions who have allowed the images to be used for this article only, unless by prior permission.

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