Ontogenetic dietary shifts and feeding behavior of the tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, in Hawaiian waters

@article{Lowe2004OntogeneticDS,
  title={Ontogenetic dietary shifts and feeding behavior of the tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, in Hawaiian waters},
  author={Christopher G. Lowe and Bradley M. Wetherbee and Gerald L. Crow and Albert L. Tester},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={47},
  pages={203-211}
}
Stomach content data from 281 tiger sharks caught during shark control programs in Hawaii between 1967 and 1969, and during 1976 were analyzed to examine feeding habits and ontogenetic shifts in diet. As sharks increased in size, prey diversity and frequency of occurrence of large prey items increased. The percent occurrence of teleosts and cephalopods in stomachs decreased as sharks increased in length, while occurrence of elasmobranchs, turtles, land mammals, crustaceans, and undigestible… CONTINUE READING
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