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White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) Scavenging on Whales and Its Potential Role in Further Shaping the Ecology of an Apex Predator

  • Chris Fallows,

    Affiliation: Apex Expeditions, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Austin J. Gallagher,

    Affiliations: Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States of America, RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Neil Hammerschlag mail

    nhammerschlag@rsmas.miami.edu

    Affiliations: Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States of America, RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Published: April 09, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060797
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 12 Apr 2013 at 21:09 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Yahoo! News
Title: “Great White Sharks Gorge on Dead Whale Blubber”
http://news.yahoo.com/gre...

Publication: Discovery News
Title: “What Happens When 40 Sharks Find a Dead Whale”
http://news.discovery.com...

Publication: Health 24
Title: “Eco study looks at Great White shark behaviour”
http://www.health24.com/L...

Publication: NBC News Science
Title: “Great white sharks gorge on dead whale blubber”
http://science.nbcnews.co...

Publication: Discover Magazine
Title: “Rare Glimpses of Great White Sharks Scavenging Surprise Researchers : D-brief”
http://blogs.discovermaga...

Publication: Vimeo
Title: “White sharks scavenging on whales on Vimeo”
http://vimeo.com/63683277

Publication: EurekAlert
Title: “Great white sharks”
http://www.eurekalert.org...

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 22 Apr 2013 at 16:28 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Discover Magazine
Title: “Rare Glimpses of Great White Sharks Scavenging Surprise Researchers : D-brief”
http://blogs.discovermaga...

Publication: Live Science
Title: “Great White Sharks Scavenge Dead Whale Carcasses | Sharks | LiveScience”
http://www.livescience.co...

Publication: The French Tribune
Title: “White Sharks Best Scavengers of Ocean: Study | French Tribune”
http://frenchtribune.com/...

If you see any additional coverage of this paper in the press or blogosphere, please reply to this thread and add the link to the article.

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 24 May 2013 at 21:57 GMT

Publication: Earth Sky
Title: “Great white sharks supplement a seal diet with dead whales | Earth | EarthSky”
http://earthsky.org/earth...

Competing interests declared: PLoS ONE staff