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A shark was swallowed whole during a rarely seen deep-sea feast

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Perhaps the old saying is true: You are what you eat. And in this case, a shark primed itself to be a decadent meal for a wreckfish that was casually passing through, CNN reports.

Researchers who were exploring the ocean depths to look for a World War II shipwreck shared a video of a rare shark sighting last month.

The NOAA Ocean Exploration and Research team recorded a school of deep-sea dogfish feasting on a dead swordfish about 1,476 feet below the surface off the coast of South Carolina. The video shows at least 11 of the sharks devouring a recently dead 8-foot swordfish.

Then comes an even bigger surprise.

A bony fish known as a wreckfish comes from behind the researchers' remotely operated vehicle and snatches a shark into its mouth, leaving only the tail flailing between its lips.

Yes, that's a lot of unpack. Let's break down what these researchers are calling a "once in a lifetime event."

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