Snippet: Gray sharks get dinner by ‘bumming’ food from hard-hunting whitetips

Snippet: Gray sharks get dinner by ‘bumming’ food from hard-hunting whitetips

There’s no honor among thieves—or thieving sharks, according to new research. In the warm waters off of French Polynesia, gangs of hundreds of gray reef sharks have been seen stealing the hard-won prey of whitetip reef sharks—in some cases, right out of their mouths. The new study is the first to show one species of sharks habitually “bumming” food off another shark species.

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