It’s a well-known fact across the world that sharks are carnivores. Movies and legends have been created based on this universal fact — but now, scientists from the University of California, Irvine, have discovered a type of shark that actually prefers plants over meat.
When the scientists first began to study the bonnethead shark, they noticed that the sharks consumed an unusual amount of seagrass, but assumed it was probably by accident. The scientists figured the seagrass got in the way while the sharks were searching for their prey, and was not an intentional part of their diet. The more they observed the sharks, though, the more they realized their seagrass intake was most likely not an accident at all.