Blue jack mackerel and shark

Blue jack mackerel and shark

C014/1789

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Caption

Shark swimming over a bait ball of blue jack mackerel (Trachurus picturatus). A bait ball is a defensive manoeuvre performed by schooling fish that makes it harder for the predators to pick out individuals. However, it can also draw the attention of other predators, some of which have learnt how to take advantage of the bait ball. Photographed in the Azores.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

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