VIDEO: Great White Shark Filmed Sleeping for First Time Ever

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It turns out that even sharks sleep.  

Yet, no one has ever seen a Great White Shark sleeping.

A team of scientists from Pelagios Kakunjá and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution recently filmed a Great White Shark in a sleep-like state.

The scientists filmed the shark in the shallows surrounding Guadalupe Island, off Baja California, Mexico.

The shark was swimming into a 1.8mph current near the bottom of a shallow seafloor.  This way the shark can flow oxygen rich water over its gills with very low effort and effectively sleep.

The shark’s mouth is open in an apparently catatonic daze.  

Almost nothing is known about the night habits of Great White Shark, but scientists believe this video is of a shark sleeping or in a sleep-like state.

 


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