Advertisement
Research Article

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

    X
  • John R. Turner,

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

    X
  • Klemens Gann,

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

    X
  • Medel Silvosa,

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

    X
  • Tim D'Urban Jackson

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

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

About the Authors

Simon P. Oliver, Klemens Gann, Medel Silvosa
The Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project, Malapascua Island, Cebu, The Philippines
Simon P. Oliver, John R. Turner, Tim D'Urban Jackson
School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: s.p.oliver@liverpool.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SPO. Performed the experiments: SPO KG. Analyzed the data: SPO TDJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SPO JRT KG MS. Wrote the paper: SPO. Editorial input: JRT.