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Whale shark filmed sucking fish out of net


Posted on Tuesday, 17 July, 2012 | Comment icon 21 comments | News tip by: jugoso


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Some whale sharks have developed the unique ability to suck fish straight out of the fishermen's nets.

Conservationists using radio tagging to track the sharks were able to film this unique behaviour at Indonesia's Cendrawasih Bay National Marine Park. The sharks appear to have learned how to make use of the nets as a way to treat themselves to an easy meal.

"The video has become an internet sensation, attracting almost two million views since it was posted two weeks ago."

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Comment icon #12 Posted by csspwns on 18 July, 2012, 1:15
im sorry b4 i say it bu wish i could meet a woman that good why would u say this in public?!?! just plain old disturbing. but i admit, if u think of the whale shark as a woman and the net holding the fish as a uhh...sack then i would sorta seem like...ya noe
Comment icon #13 Posted by Nasty Gash on 18 July, 2012, 2:51
Do you Humans believe that this shark simply swam up to the net and thought to itself, "hmmm ... a net full of fish! How can I get them? Hmmm...I know, I'm going to suck them right out of the net and have a feast"? That it solved a puzzle by thought? No, the whale shark is a filter feeder and one way it feeds NATRUALLY, by INSTINCT, is by sucking large quantities of water and food into its mouth and expelling it through the gills which serve as a filter, exactly as is depicted in the video. The animal is doing this by INSTINCT. It did not rationalise a solution to a problem. "Some whale sharks... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by King Fluffs on 18 July, 2012, 5:24
That shark, shall be my war shark.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Lava_Lady on 18 July, 2012, 6:39
Hehe... Cutest shark ever!
Comment icon #16 Posted by WillSoMysterious on 18 July, 2012, 10:21
What a clever animal, using stupid humans to round up the fish for him in a bid to conserve energy.. Its such a shame that the fishermen, angered by the Whale Shark, caught him instead, cooked him and ate him with salad and potatoes (NOT mentioned in the article, lol)
Comment icon #17 Posted by Junior Chubb on 18 July, 2012, 11:02
This was like a McDonalds drive-thru (swim-thru?) for this Whale Shark... Fillet o' Fish please, and yes, I'll go large...
Comment icon #18 Posted by mfrmboy on 18 July, 2012, 13:19
Hope they don't start killing the whale sharks because they are dining from their nets. Afterall they are bait fish.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Junior Chubb on 18 July, 2012, 23:20
Looks like a bait ball.. Just had an advert at the bottom of the page I was viewing for Bait bombs, (I should imagine they are just like Bait Balls http://baitbomb.co.uk/?gclid=CJH0k8qspLECFUVTfAodSA5qPw) and remembered your post... Should I start a thread in the 'Metaphysics & Psychic Phenomena' section about this?
Comment icon #20 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 19 July, 2012, 0:03
Do you Humans believe that this shark simply swam up to the net and thought to itself, "hmmm ... a net full of fish! How can I get them? Hmmm...I know, I'm going to suck them right out of the net and have a feast"? That it solved a puzzle by thought? No, the whale shark is a filter feeder and one way it feeds NATRUALLY, by INSTINCT, is by sucking large quantities of water and food into its mouth and expelling it through the gills which serve as a filter, exactly as is depicted in the video. The animal is doing this by INSTINCT. It did not rationalise a solution to a problem. "Some whale sharks... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by TheJoker on 7 August, 2012, 3:21
So now the fishes that the fishermen caught are being sucked up by a whale shark?? And they didn't even pull it up yet


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