Whale shark sucks fish out of net

This video is called Whale shark sucks fish out of hole in fishing net – Conservation International (CI).

It says about itself:

On a recent expedition to Indonesia’s Cendrawasih Bay, Conservation International’s Mark Erdmann learned how whale sharks often congregate around bagan (lift net) fishing platforms to eat the small silverside baitfish that the fishers are targeting. The sharks have also learned how to “suck” the fish out of holes in the nets!

This can be dangerous — but the local fishers like the sharks, considering them good luck, and are working to modify the net designs to prevent sharks from entering.

Tagging Giants: Studying Whale Sharks in Cendrawasih Bay: here.

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The dense, flat, crushing teeth of sharks contain fluoride keeping their impressive mouths free of cavities and other problems: here.

More nocturnal fish feeding actively during the day, study reveals: here.

New fish found off the coast of New Zealand, the “Flabby Whalefish”: here.

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