Skip to comments.Incredible footage shows whale shark stealing fish from a net
Posted on 07/14/2012 11:50:00 AM PDT by rawhide
The world's largest fish, it turns out, is also a clever thief -- and a gluttonous one. Conservation International recently posted a video showing a large whale shark stealing small fish that in a way is being stolen from it by commercial fishermen. The amazing footage, captured off Indonesia's Cenderawasih Bay, shows how the shark has learned to literally suck fish from small holes in a platform net.
Whale sharks, which inhabit the tropical seas around the world (except the Mediterranean), are pelagic filter-feeders that generally subside on plankton and small, schooling fish. They measure up to about 40 feet and are popular among scuba divers and snorkelers in some areas.
(Excerpt) Read more at grindtv.com ...
That really is interesting. The boat crew must have been watching their fellow traveler for a while and put a diver in the water to capture the event. I love this. Thank you for the post.
A net loss.
This is the second time this week the main stream media has run stories about sharks stealing from fishermen. I decry this coordinated war on sharks.
NOM>NOM>NOM: world’s biggest fish HUNGRY NOW! Get in Mah BELLY!
That fish has been renamed by Indonesian researchers. It’s new name is the “Monicasious Lewinkius”
Those darned sharks: