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Video: Surfers watch 100 sharks in feeding frenzy over dead whale

By JohnThomas Didymus     Jun 22, 2012 in Environment
A group of surfers had a close encounter with tiger sharks at a beach near Warroora Station in northwestern Australia. Surfer Rachel Campbell filmed an awesome scene of about 100 tiger sharks in feeding frenzy over the carcass of a dead whale.
According to USA Today, Campbell witnessed the incident while collecting shells along the beach.
Campbell, writing on her blog, "365 Days of Thankfulness," said: "I was collecting shells along the beach with my mum. Searching the white sand while crystal water lapped at my ankles. I was shocked to find my worst nightmare dominating the shoreline a mere 400m ahead. Picture about thirty sharks, most of which seemed to be tiger sharks, all destroying a whale laying only a few feet from the shore.The nightmare part was the mass of sharks devouring the one victim."
She continued: "Before long I realized there were about 100 sharks in total, some as long as 4m, all in a frenzy over fresh whale flesh. I have to say that I felt pretty massive playing chicken with waves barely the height of my ankle. You only had to get knee deep and suddenly you're sharing the same square meter of Indian Ocean with a tiger shark."
She concluded: "I am well aware of those beasts outside my control. I will still surf here though, because it's not about merely surviving this ocean, it's about living and breathing everything that this crazy place has to offer.Let's just hope those sharks are full for now."
TNT and Daily Mail report that, incredibly, the surfers, undaunted by the unnerving incident they had just witnessed decided to go a little further down the shore to surf.
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