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Thresher Sharks Take Down Prey With Whip-Like Tail
2013-07-11 10:44:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Named after its long whip-like tail, the thresher shark uses its eponymous feature not only to swim, but also to strike at prey. An international team of marine biologists has captured and analyzed rare videos depicting the sharks' unusual hunting style, according to a report in the journal PLoS ONE. Shot in the tropical waters off the coast of the Philippines, the videos show pelagic thresher sharks accelerating toward schools of...


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2007-02-13 15:12:30

The long-tailed thresher shark, Alopias vulpinus, is a thresher shark inhabiting tropical and temperate waters worldwide. Like all thresher sharks, it has a very long upper lobe of the caudal fin, sometimes as long as the body. Its body is brown or grey with a white underside. They can grow to about 25 ft in length and 750 lb. Thresher sharks often hunt in groups or pairs, stunning their prey with their tails before feeding on it. They mostly eat other fish and squid, but have been known to...

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2007-02-13 15:10:45

The Bigeye thresher, Alopias superciliosus, is a thresher shark of the genus Alopias, found in tropical oceans worldwide, at depths down to 1640.42 ft (500 m). Its length is up to 16.4 ft (5 m) and weight up to 793.66 lbs (360 kg). The Bigeye thresher is a large shark, with very large eyes indicating time spent at unlit depths. It has an indented forehead and large broad pectoral fins, and the first dorsal fin set further back than that of other thresher sharks. The upper caudal lobe is...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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