Tiger sharks are nocturnal predators that rely on stealth and camouflage rather than strength and speed to catch prey.
Tiger sharks are nocturnal predators and most likely rely on stealth rather than strength and speed to catch prey.
Tiger sharks are well camouflaged, allowing them to get within striking range of prey. They are blue or green in color with a light yellow or white under-belly.
If prey flee, tiger sharks may back off, not taking part in high-speed pursuits. However, tiger sharks are capable of short bursts of speed once their prey are within range. They are very strong and fast and are not quickly or easily exhausted.
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• Sources | (Draper, 2011; Heithaus, 2001; Heithaus, Dill, Marshall, & Buhleier, 2002; Heithaus, et al., 2007; Pratt, Jr., 1988; Read, 2010)