What’s in a Great White Shark Stomach? Watch a Live Dissection!

What's in a white shark stomach? ((c) Terry Goss 2006/Marine Photobank)

Find out what a great white's been eating! ((c) Terry Goss 2006/Marine Photobank)

Ever wondered what a great white shark has munched for lunch? The Aukland Museum of New Zealand is inviting the public to join them at 11 am on January 8th (NZ time) as they dissect a 9-foot-long female great white shark found dead in a fishing net. Partnering with their Department of Conservation, they hope to to raise awareness about threats facing white sharks, and to dispel some unfortunate, deep-seeded myths about this species.

Can’t make the next trans-Pacific flight for a dockside seat? Never fear! The whole necropsy (an animal autopsy) will be broadcast on the web at 5 pm tonight, California time! (that’s after 2 pm tomorrow, New Zealand time!)

[update: Here’s the whole video.]

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