THRESHER SHARKS KILL PREY WITH TAIL

AnimalWirePublished: July 12, 2016Updated: July 17, 2016827 views
Published: July 12, 2016Updated: July 17, 2016

The thresher shark has one of the most dangerous tails in the ocean. It has evolved a deadly hunting tactic to kill its prey with its tail. Using their long, slender caudal fins, which can span almost the entirety of the length of the shark's body, with a whip-like motion, thresher sharks can stun or even kill their prey.
Watch as they speed towards a shoal of sardines and right in the midst they throw their bullwhip tails, smacking a few fish at a time. Then they come back in a smooth arc to gather the kill.
This glorious species is labeled as vulnerable on the endangered species list, with their population decreasing dramatically over the past 10 years. Marine specialists are working hard to understand their way and habitat in order to protect them.
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