Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 12, 2012

Tiger Sharks Eating Land Birds?

The American Bird Conservancy issued a press release on the diets of Tiger Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. It was discovered that their diet included feeding on land-based birds, such as woodpeckers, tanagers, meadowlarks, catbirds, kingbirds, and swallows. Two possible explanations: exhausted migrating birds collapsing over water and birds being drawn towards lighted oil and gas platforms at nights. Read the full press release at New Gulf of Mexico Shark Study Makes Surprising Discovery.

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