Posts tagged ‘behavior’

June 26, 2011

Dolphins Aren't the Only Spinning Ocean Predators

How fun is this?! New Smyrna Beach is a lightning rod for shark activity.  It’s well known locally and internationally by the dubious distinction as the “shark bite capital of the world”!  This fact hardly deters all the surfers here in the Sunshine State.  Many I know have a deep reverence for these animals and see their presence in the water as good luck in some ways.

However, that’s typically when they’re sighting smaller blacktip sharks.  Who knew we would ever see video of a spinner shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna) beautifully executing the feeding strategy that earned him his moniker in video!  All new meaning to hang ten if you ask me.