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University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

White Shark Leaps for Lunch

Caption: University of Miami's Neil Hammerschlag and collaborators from the University of British Columbia and Texas State University collected data on 340 natural predatory attacks by white sharks on Cape fur seals in False Bay, South Africa. They found that spatial patterns of shark predation were not random and that smaller sharks had more dispersed prey search patterns and lower kill success rates than larger sharks.

Credit: Neil Hammerschlag

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