Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Different Shark Species Don’t Hunt At The Same Time

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Sharks of different species don’t necessarily hunt at the same time, scientists have found.

Researchers tagged 172 sharks — tigers, bulls, sandbars, blacktips, great hammerheads and scalloped hammerheads — in the Gulf of Mexico and tracked their movements.

It turned out that size does matter: Tigers, being the biggest sharks who also tend to kill smaller sharks, hunted whenever they felt like it, but usually during midday. All the other shark species hunted at other times, be it early in the morning, late afternoon or after dark.

You can read the researchers’ paper in the “Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.”

Sourcephys.org
John Liang
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John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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