Women Run the World in Seoul Shark Aquarium
News| | By Jason Owen
In a South Korean aquarium, it turns out the females have all the power, after a “turf war” lead to one shark swallowing another… whole.
This week, a massive female sand tiger shark ate a male banded houndshark at a Seoul aquarium, after what officials believe was an inadvertent turf war likely triggered when the female became startled.
“Sharks have their own territories,” said an aquarium official interviewed by Reuters. “Sometimes when they bump into each other, they bite out of astonishment.”
The 8-year-old female consumed the 5-year-old male shark over a period of 21 hours, as video of the shark shows at first a large portion of the male shark protruding from the female’s mouth until only the fishes tail could be seen.
The incident is rare it seems, as the other 42 sharks, 20 stingrays, and two turtles living in the aquarium are all peacefully living together.
We doubt anybody will be opposing the female in the aquarium’s presidential election next fall.