WATCH: See What Happens When a Dead Body Decomposes in the Ocean

In the name of science, researchers at Canada’s Simon Fraser University decided to discover exactly what happens to dead bodies under the water. The purpose of the study was to better understand what happens when a dead body is dumped into water following a drowning or murder.

They dumped three pig carcasses into the ocean in British Columbia and then used an underwater camera to document it all.

If you’re curious as to why they used pigs for the study, the reason is quite simple. Pig flesh is quite similar to that of human flesh in composition. According to Live Science, pig flesh and human flesh are close to the same size, contain similar gut bacteria, and are both nearly hairless.

As you’ll quickly noticeĀ in the above video, scavengers are quick to jump on the bodies. Watch the entire amazing process as it unfolds.