Thresher Sharks literally whip their meals into submission! These strange sharks feed on a variety of small schooling fish, but because they have weak jaws and relatively small teeth, they’ve learned to resort to a rather unusual method for catching their prey. Instead of using their mouths, Threshers stun their prey by slapping them with their long, whip-like tails. The Monad Shoal – a sunken island near Malapascua in the Philippines – is reported to be the only place in the world where divers can spot thresher sharks on a regular basis.

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