For blackfin sharks off the coast of Florida, the great white shark is real, according tomedia CNET. Drone footage shows researchers how blackfin sharks avoid becoming “dinner” for hammerhead sharks. Adult blackfin sharks escape into shallow waters to escape hammerhead sharks, according to a study led by scientists at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Evidence of this action comes from intensive drone video showing hordes of blackfin sharks frantically freeing the bicia.
Scientists say the videos are the first evidence of the escape of adult blackheads. The researchers published their findings last month in the Journal of Fish Biology.
The videos, shot off the coast of Palm Beach County, are as heart-stopping as any scene in an action movie. “The chase incident showed that the hammerhead shark struggled to follow the blackfin into the shallow sand,” said FAU biologist Stephen Kajiura, who co-authored the study.
Survival is a big problem for blackfin sharks. The hammerhead sharks end up with their fins exposed to the surface of the water, hampering their ability to swim effectively. This provides a perfect escape for smaller blackfin sharks.
Researchers hope more drone footage will continue to reveal the secrets of shark behavior.