Do you know what a sleeping great white shark looks like? It’s never been seen before. Until now. A robotic submersible captured the first-ever footage of a great white taking a nap, and you can see it innocently catch some zzzs with its mouth hanging wide open. It looks maybe seven percent less frightening than a great white that’s awake.
The shark doesn’t stop swimming, though its movement slows down tremendously and its body goes into this relaxed auto-pilot mode. The great white has to keep on moving, or it would sink to the bottom and suffocate.