Lethal Ramming of Sharks by Large Jacks (Carangidae) in the Palau Islands, Micronesia 1

  title={Lethal Ramming of Sharks by Large Jacks (Carangidae) in the Palau Islands, Micronesia 1},
  author={Diana L. McPherson and Kautchang Vince Blaiyok and W. Bruce Masse},
Abstract: We observed a Giant Trevally (Caranx ignobilis) ramming and mortally injuring a pair of adult Blacktip Reef Sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) in the Palau Islands of Micronesia. Such ramming behavior is known to Palauan and Marshallese fishermen for large-sized individuals of several different species of jacks (Carangidae). In addition, we interviewed knowledgeable Palauan subsistence fishermen regarding episodes of ramming that they had witnessed. Our observations suggest that… Expand
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