White Sharks Exploit the Sun during Predatory Approaches.

@article{Huveneers2015WhiteSE,
  title={White Sharks Exploit the Sun during Predatory Approaches.},
  author={Charlie Huveneers and Dirk Holman and Rachel Robbins and Andrew W. Fox and John A Endler and Alex H Taylor},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2015},
  volume={185 4},
  pages={
          562-70
        }
}
There is no conclusive evidence of any nonhuman animal using the sun as part of its predation strategy. Here, we show that the world's largest predatory fish-the white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)-exploits the sun when approaching baits by positioning the sun directly behind them. On sunny days, sharks reversed their direction of approach along an east-west axis from morning to afternoon but had uniformly distributed approach directions during overcast conditions. These results show that… CONTINUE READING

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