19. Sep, 2018

Basking Sharks leaping

A latent power of Basking Sharks...

Great white sharks known as great predators and fast swimmers are the opposite of basking sharks which have a languid lifestyle and are filter-feeding planktivores. But recent video footage analysis as shown that basking sharks the slowly swimmers can leap just as powerfully as great whites.

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Journal reference: Biology Letters, DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0537