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Thresher Sharks Use Tail-Slaps as a Hunting Strategy

  • Simon P. Oliver mail,

    s.p.oliver@liverpool.ac.uk

    Affiliations: The Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project, Malapascua Island, Cebu, The Philippines, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom

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  • John R. Turner,

    Affiliation: School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom

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  • Klemens Gann,

    Affiliation: The Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project, Malapascua Island, Cebu, The Philippines

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  • Medel Silvosa,

    Affiliation: The Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project, Malapascua Island, Cebu, The Philippines

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  • Tim D'Urban Jackson

    Affiliation: School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom

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  • Published: July 10, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067380
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

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Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 12 Jul 2013 at 17:35 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Discover Magazine Blogs
Title: “Fish-Slapped! Thresher Sharks Stun Sardines With Speedy Tails”
http://blogs.discovermaga...

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PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 12 Jul 2013 at 17:36 GMT

The following articles represent some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: EurekAlert press release
Title: “Sharks stun sardine prey with tail-slaps”
http://www.eurekalert.org...

Publication: National Geographic Phenomena
Title: “Thresher Sharks Hunt with Huge Weaponised Tails”
http://phenomena.national...

Publication: NERC Planet Earth Online
Title: “Sharks use whip-like tail to stun prey”
http://planetearth.nerc.a...

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Ynyss replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 12 Jul 2013 at 19:13 GMT

Publication: BBC Science and Environment
Title: “Thresher sharks stun prey with tail slaps”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...

Publication: Nature | News
Title: “Thresher sharks stun prey with tail slaps”
http://www.nature.com/new...

Publication: Science | Now
Title: “Sharks Slap Their Dinner Silly”
http://news.sciencemag.or...

Publication: National Geographic | Phenomena
Title: “Thresher Sharks Hunt with Huge Weaponised Tails”
http://phenomena.national...

Publication: Scientific American
Title: “Thresher sharks tail-slap sardines into oblivion”
http://blogs.scientificam...

Publication: Discovery | News
Title: “Sharks Slap Fish to Death”
http://news.discovery.com...

Publication: The Guardian
Title: “Thresher sharks use their tails like bullwhips to kill or stun prey”
http://www.guardian.co.uk...

Publication: NBC News
Title: “Stunning tail: Thresher sharks evolved to slap and kill their prey”
http://www.nbcnews.com/sc...

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Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to Ynyss on 22 Jul 2013 at 22:18 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Earth Sky
Title: “Thresher sharks use powerful tail-slaps to hunt schooling prey | Earth | EarthSky”
http://earthsky.org/earth...

Publication: GMA News
Title: “PHL shark uses built-in 'whip' to stun its prey | SciTech | GMA News Online”
http://www.gmanetwork.com...

Publication: Huffington Post
Title: “Sharks Slap Prey With Tail Fins During Hunting In Underwater Footage (VIDEO)”
http://www.huffingtonpost...

Publication: NBC News
Title: “Stunning tail: Thresher sharks evolved to slap and kill their prey - NBC News.com”
http://www.nbcnews.com/sc...

Publication: The New York Times
Title: “A Cholesterol Breakthrough and Sharp Sharks - NYTimes.com”
http://www.nytimes.com/20...


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PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 09 Aug 2013 at 18:35 GMT

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Publication: Live Science
Title: “8 Weird Facts About Sharks | LiveScience”
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Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 23 Aug 2013 at 17:52 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Nature News
Title: “Shark uses tail to stun its prey - YouTube”
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