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The “White Shark Cafe”: A Hot New Winter Hangout

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Research led by scientists from Stanford University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium have discovered an area in the Pacific, halfway between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii, containing a vast community of tiny lightsensitive creatures so delicious and tantalizing that, during winter, sharks cross miles of ocean en masse to reach them.

During the rest of the year, the northeastern Pacific's great white sharks feed on elephant seals and other marine mammals in a triangle between Monterey Bay and San Francisco Bay, and also around Mexico's Guadalupe Island. But then it was discovered that radio-tagged sharks were leaving these areas in December to aggregate in a part of the Pacific that had previously looked empty. They occasionally make dives as deep as 3,000 feet during the long journey, suggesting they are following prey, but it's still not clear what sharks were eating. What is clear is that their destination, now named the "White Shark Café," is swirling with phytoplankton, fish, squid and jellyfish....

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