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Behavior of a Shark

   Most sharks have a diversity of often complex behaviors related to feeding, mating and social interactions that we still don't fully understand. In the Bay of Fundy it's impossible to study the sharks behavior due to the strong current which constantly stirs up the silt from the bottom impairing an chance of witnessing the shark in his natural habitat. An example of some of these complex behaviors is illustrated in the chart below, which shows the agonistic display of the gray reef shark.

Behavior of a shark

Photo modified from Sharks and Rays. TC Tricas, K Deacon, P Last, JE McCosker, TI Walker, L Taylor. 1997. Nature Company Guides, Time Life Book Series. Weldon Owen Pty Ltd San Francisco.
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