Right in front of their eyes a huge sea bass swallowed a shark whole. The video was uploaded to YouTube on August 19 and it has already been viewed more than 20 million times.
The video shows a man fishing for a shark about 4 feet long (a little longer than 1 meter). At this point, in the water appears a dark shadow. Suddenly, a giant grouper (sea bass) jumps out of the water and instantly swallows the catch of the Americans.
As an expert from the State Commission for the Conservation of wildlife and rare species of fish told ABC News, groupers are large predators, and they can weigh up to 360 kilograms, and grow as long as 2.5 meters. Accordingly, they can hunt for pretty large prey at a depth of three meters or more.
Groupers feed on fish, octopus, crustaceans and small turtles. At the same time, they are an easy prey for fishermen, and that’s why fishing for them in Florida is prohibited.