Monday, March 21, 2011

Thresher Sharks

I've never seen a thresher shark before this video. They are majestic looking with their long tail from which they get their name.

I looked up info about them and found this tidbit on wikipedia to be interesting: When hunting schooling fish, thresher sharks are known to "slap" the water, herding and stunning prey.[5] The elongated tail is used to swat smaller fish, stunning them before feeding. Thresher sharks are one of the few shark species known to jump fully out of the water making turns like dolphins, this behaviour is called breaching.

I would love to encounter on in person one day.