It’s Sharks Vs. Robots in this Woods Hole Video

Maybe you enjoyed livetweeting Sharknado 2 last week, but sometimes science does Hollywood one better. This video from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute shows you how just terrifying it actually is:

The tube getting savaged by this Great White is the REMUS SharkCam, a submersible equipped with five cameras designed to track and swim with sharks.

It didn’t take long for the sharks to turn the tables and go after the REMUS, leading to the jump-inducing video seen above.

The Boston Globe spoke with the REMUS team about the video, which was shot in 2013 but is featured in a program on the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.

From the Globe:

“We had a vague notion something was going on,’’ Stokey said. “We were absolutely dumbfounded. We thought it was a machine and the sharks would have had no interest. There are a lot of fish that size down there. Clearly they thought it was something good to eat.’’

Click here to read the full Boston Globe story.


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