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Whitetip Reef Sharks Are Notorious Nocturnal Hunters, and This Is Why

Whitetip Reef Shark hunting

Filmed at night, this video documents how whitetip reef sharks hunt and where they do it.

During the day, Cocos Island surround by waters full of fish, but nighttime is when the whitetip reef sharks’ hunting adventures take place.

Check out this nocturnal clip, featuring footage of whitetip reef sharks hunting that you have to see to believe.

As these sharks mostly hunt during the night, they rely on water vibrations to find fish to eat. That’s why some brightly-colored fish escape the jaws of sharks, and other more jittery fish do not.

Can you image the fear those little fish felt as the sharks were swimming around them? It’s insane how quickly whitetip reef sharks descend on their prey during a hunt.

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Whitetip Reef Sharks Are Notorious Nocturnal Hunters, and This Is Why