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Research Article

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

About the Authors

Chris Fallows
Apex Expeditions, Cape Town, South Africa
Austin J. Gallagher, Neil Hammerschlag
Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States of America
Austin J. Gallagher, Neil Hammerschlag
RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America
Neil Hammerschlag
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: nhammerschlag@rsmas.miami.edu

Competing Interests

The authors affirm that although Apex Expeditions support this research, and a co-author is associated with Apex Expeditions, this does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CF NH. Performed the experiments: CF. Analyzed the data: NH AJG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NH AJG. Wrote the paper: CF AJG NH.