Drone Captures Great White Sharks Feasting on a Dolphin Carcass

Great white sharks were filmed eating a dolphin carcass off the coast of California on June 14. Carlos Gauna captured this drone footage and shared it to his YouTube page.

Great white sharks can be seen biting and shaking the carcass, swimming away, and coming back. Gauna said in the YouTube writeup that the sharks were “just yards away from swimmers. I don’t know who the folks on the boat are, but they got a first row seat to the show.”

Gauna told Storyful this was the first time he’d seen behavior like this from a shark off the coast.

“I’ve been filming sharks off the California coast for a couple years, and have never seen them eating such [a big carcass] so close to humans,” he said.

Gauna told Storyful he has noticed larger sharks appearing along the coast, and said they are showing “much less shy behavior around humans.”

He told Storyful he has seen great white sharks “along various locations from near Santa Monica to Point Dume in Malibu, and into Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.”

He told Storyful he films along the coast to remind people there is wildlife in the area.

“Keeping our shores clean, picking up our trash, and being respective of wildlife’s domain should be our focus as beachgoers,” he said. Credit: Carlos Gauna via Storyful