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Sneaky whale sharks use fishing nets to own ends [video]


If you can’t beat’em, join’em, though in the case of whale sharks sucking the catch out of holes in fishing nets, accidentally joining their prey is a very real hazard.

This video from Conservation International was taken in Indonesia’s Cendrawasih Bay, and demonstrates how scientists are able to tag the enormous creatures for further study when they come in to feed. They’re also working with local fishermen, who consider the world’s largest fish good luck, to develop a net design that’s safer for the creatures.

Perhaps they should just get in touch with Jeb Corliss.

Full story at Conservation International via Boing Boing.

Crafty animals.

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  • HelenGynell

    This is SO awesome. Give me back my dinner!!