Clever Whale Shark Sucks Fish Out of a Fishing Net

Probably the Einstein of Whale Sharks

Conservation International has posted a great video on its Youtube channel. It shows a beautiful whale shark sucking on a fishing net and eating the small fish that spill out.

CI writes:

In Indonesia's Cendrawasih Bay, whale sharks often congregate around bagan (lift net) fishing platforms to eat the small silverside baitfish that the fishers are targeting. Sometimes the sharks swim right into the nets and become entangled. They have also learned how to "suck" the fish out of holes in the nets.

The whale shark is currently categorized as a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List. They can be found in all tropical and warm-temperate seas.

Via Conservation International, 9News (Thanks Jaymi!)

See also: U.S. Navy's Sonars and Explosives Could Hurt more Dolphins and Whales Than Previously Thought

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