Researchers from Monterey bay Aquarium and Stanford College have found, between California and Hawaii, an space the scale of Colorado that seems to be a “White Shark Café” — however it’s unclear if the sharks are there for meals or intercourse.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday authorities try to find out why these sharks spend months on an annual pilgrimage, in winter and spring, to the deep sea. Scientists say that it seems the sharks are on the market to feast on the ample quantity of squid and small fish within the area.
“They’re telling us this unimaginable story concerning the mid-water, and there may be this complete secret life that we have to learn about,” Salvador Jorgensen, a analysis scientist for the Monterey Bay Aquarium and one of many expedition’s leaders, instructed the paper.
The world the place the sharks flock to was known as the oceanic model of the Sahara desert.
Researchers final fall used tools to observe the sharks’ motion and located sharks taking unusually deep dives – as much as three,000 toes – and in addition seen male sharks behaved otherwise from females. Male sharks moved up and down the water in what was described as a V-shape, and swam within the formation as much as 140 instances a day.
“Both they’re consuming one thing completely different or that is associated ultimately to their mating,” Jorgensen mentioned.
“What we’ve discovered by the development of our analysis is that this mid-water layer is extraordinarily vital for white sharks,” he mentioned. “They’re swimming in these layers, monitoring [prey] day and night time. … It’s a sport of hide-and-seek.”