Thresher shark

The Common thresher, Alopias vulpinus, also known by many names such as Atlantic thresher, Big-eye thresher, Fox shark, Green thresher, Swingletail, Slasher, Swiveltail, Thintail thresher, Whip-tailed shark and Zorro thresher shark, is the largest species of thresher shark, family Alopiidae, reaching some 6m in length.

Thresher sharks are large lamniform sharks of the family Alopiid ...

ae found in all temperate and tropical oceans of the world; the family contains four species, all within the genus Alopias.

Thresher sharks are one of the few shark species known to jump fully out of the water, making turns like dolphins; this behavior is called breaching.

Thresher sharks are slow to mature; males reach sexual maturity between seven and 13 years of age and females between eight and 14 years in bigeye threshers. They may live for 20 years or more. In October 2013, the very first picture of a Thresher shark giving birth was taken by Attila Kaszo off the coast of the Philippines.  Wiki

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  • Thresher Sharks Malapascua Island Cebu Philippines Oct 2017

    Thresher sharks are large lamniform sharks of the family Alopiidae found in all temperate and tropical oceans of the world; the family contains four species, all within the genus Alopias. Wikipedia

  • Thresher Sharks Included In Intl Eco Trade Pact

    The inclusion of thresher sharks in the Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) was lauded by stakeholders from Cebu who called for tougher measures to protect these marine creatures.

    Representatives of Greenpeace Philippines, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-7) made the announcement in a press conference at the Capitol Social Hall at 10 am Wednesday.

    Thresher sharks had drawn tourists to flock in Daanbantayan town northern Cebu.

    Greenpeace Philippines officer Vince Cinc ...

  • Malapascua Island Cebu Philippines

    We spent a week diving off Malapascua Island off Cebu in the Philippines. It is probably the only place in the world where you can reliably see Thresher Sharks. There are many other really good diving opportunities off Malapascua and the surrounding Islands, including Gato Island. We used Thresher Shark Divers while we were there. This was my second time diving with them. They are a very safe and organized dive operation.

  • Pelagic Thresher Sharks Are Philippine Helpful

    Pelagic Thresher Sharks Are Philippine Helpful

    The cinematic masterpiece Jaws has shaped the views of sharks in American culture from its release in 1975 to this day. Although most people know that Jaws is not an accurate depiction of shark species, it has still left a fishy taste in their mouths. Shark species in general remain under researched and mysterious to the public. They are simply known as aggressive predators that have no other purpose besides hunting for prey and swimming all day. To most, sharks are just another fish in the ocean. However, an island in the Philippines is beginning to see a different side of these large, fascin ...

  • Orange Group Philippines Malapascua Thresher Shark

    Thresher sharks are large lamniform sharks of the family Alopiidae found in all temperate and tropical oceans of the world; the family contains four species, all within the genus Alopias. Wikipedia

  • Diving With Thresher Sharks In The Philippines

    Diving With Thresher Sharks In The Philippines

    Malapascua, an island in the Philippines so little you can barely see it on the map of the country, is known by divers worldwide. Besides being a tropical paradise with an idyllic scenery visitors all over the world come to this island to dive with the famous Thresher Sharks. Enough reasons for me to pay a visit.

    Thresher Sharks

    The "Indiana Jones" of the ocean is known for its long whip-like tail which makes them able to hunt and jump out of the water. Unfortunately like many other sharks and animals for that matter, Thresher Sharks make up one of the world's most vulnerable and threat ...