Thresher Sharks Use Tail-Slaps as a Hunting Strategy

@inproceedings{Oliver2013ThresherSU,
  title={Thresher Sharks Use Tail-Slaps as a Hunting Strategy},
  author={Simon P. Oliver and John Paul Turner and Klemens Gann and Medel Silvosa and Tim D'Urban Jackson},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
The hunting strategies of pelagic thresher sharks (Alopias pelagicus) were investigated at Pescador Island in the Philippines. It has long been suspected that thresher sharks hunt with their scythe-like tails but the kinematics associated with the behaviour in the wild are poorly understood. From 61 observations recorded by handheld underwater video camera between June and October 2010, 25 thresher shark shunting events were analysed. Thresher sharks employed tail-slaps to debilitate sardines… CONTINUE READING

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