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Shark cameras reveal the secret lives of South Africa's great white sharks



Sharks are more agile than scientists think, groundbreaking footage from great white's fins has revealed.

WA marine biologist Oliver Jewell helped capture footage of sharks swimming through kelp to hunt seals in South Africa

WA marine biologist Oliver Jewell helped capture footage of sharks swimming through kelp to hunt seals in South Africa. animal.

"The cameras allow us to see what is going on beneath the surface. The rest of the technology is like a fit bit – and a motion sensor that can see every movement a shark makes, "said Mr Jewell.

 A view from the fin cam as a great white shark swims through kelp beds off South Africa

"We can see how they interact with their surroundings in real time, and they are able to make some pretty spectacular 180 degree degrees in the kelp forest . "

Mr Jewell, a researcher at Murdoch University's Center for Sustainable Aquatic Eco-systems, said in the past scientists had guess how sharks navigated foliage. "We knew the seals used kelp forests when sharks were present and sharks were hanging around but we could not see what was going on," he said. "But now we can see they go right inside and are actively looking for seals."


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