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A Mako's Last Meal Part II: The Shark Bite Effect

June 27, 2016

Celebrate Shark Week!

In 2013, the world record mako shark was caught off the coast of California. NOAA Fisheries researcher, Antonella Preti, discovered an adult sea lion in its stomach, which you can experience in A Mako Shark's Last Meal: Part 1.

In our new video, you’ll see that this sea lion is one of many that have been attacked by sharks. Some have survived such encounters, and their wounds provide important insight on the state of sharks in southern California. See how scientists are studying the shark bite effect.

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    Last updated by Southwest Fisheries Science Center on August 06, 2020