35-year-old Dr. Mario Lebrato captured some incredible footage of a half-eaten blacktip shark swimming through the ocean off the coast of Spain.
Dr. Lebrato said that he and his team had just caught the blacktip shark and was releasing it back into the water when a group of bigger and much hungrier sharks surrounded it. That’s when the unfortunate event for the blacktip shark took place.
The group of sharks that surrounded it was bull sharks, which can weigh up to a whopping 900 pounds, and one of them bit a massive chunk out of the side of the blacktip.
Dr. Lebrato put his camera down in the water to film, showing the poor condition the blacktip was left in after the attack.
As you’ll see in the video below, the blacktip swam a couple of meters below the surface with the big chunk taken out of the left side of its body and it was spuing blood profusely.
For 20 minutes, scientists watched the blacktip swim around trying to figure out what to do about the situation it was in while the bull sharks followed close behind it.
Eventually, it succumbed to its injuries, floated over on its back, and began to sink down into the deep blue sea.
Dr. Lebrato told The Sun, “Sharks eat sharks, that is well known, but it is super difficult to film and document.”