Habitat use and foraging behavior of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) in a seagrass ecosystem

  title={Habitat use and foraging behavior of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) in a seagrass ecosystem},
  author={M. Heithaus and L. Dill and Greg J. Marshall and Birgit M. Buhleier},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  • M. Heithaus, L. Dill, +1 author Birgit M. Buhleier
  • Published 2002
  • Biology
  • Marine Biology
  • Abstract. Understanding the foraging behavior and spatial distribution of top predators is crucial to gaining a complete understanding of communities. However, studies of top predators are often logistically difficult and it is important to develop appropriate methods for identifying factors influencing their spatial distribution. Sharks are top predators in many marine communities, yet no studies have quantified the habitat use of large predatory sharks or determined the factors that might… CONTINUE READING
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