This awesome video of a grouper fish swallowing a four-foot shark whole has been getting a lot of attention lately. Although grouper have a stout body and a large mouth designed for swallowing their prey whole, they don’t usually go after sharks.
You may remember the video we posted of a goliath grouper swallowing a barracuda whole. (Video here) It seems they may occasionally have eyes bigger than their stomach! And if they see an easy meal…why not?
(feature photograph by Raul Touzon, National Geographic Creative)