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Just when you thought it was safe ... Sharks have friends.

Interesting report on shark sociality. It's long been thought that Great Whites were solitary, but it turns out they like to meet up with their muckers for a meal.

Deep blue dinner party: Great white sharks thought to be solitary hunters regularly meet groups of the same 'friends' to feast on baby seals together
  • Researchers in Australia watched almost 300 sharks for four-and-a-half years
  • They saw them spend time with the same specific individuals over and again
  • This suggests they have social networks which regularly meet to feed together

What a heart-warming story - friendship and baby-seal snacks (at least they're not clubbing them).

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