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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The main reason we came to Malapascua (Cebu, Philippines) are the rare and beautiful thresher sharks. In German they are called "Fuchshai" (literal fox shark) btw. Although these sharks can be found in tropical oceans around the world, this is one of the very view places where encounters are very likely. Since they spend the day hunting in depths of more than 200m, dives with the threshers start very early in the morning, when they come closer to the surface (30 m) to get cleaned by little reef fish. We (Matthias & Doris) didnt have much luck in the beginning. We had to get up at 4 am four day ...
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Jigging trip in Agutayan Island Misamis Oriental. We accidentally caught one of the most beautiful marine creature and also the most endangered. Caught on a 300 gram jig, the endangered Thresher Shark was released immediately after removing the hooks from the upper portion of its mouth.
This was the first time we saw a Thresher Shark caught by its mouth and not by its tail.
For years, this northernmost island of Cebu is a haven for scuba divers aiming to have an encounter with the Thresher Sharks Malapascua Island. The island has been synonymous to the Threshers since it is the only known place in the world that guarantees daily sightings for sharks of this kind.
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
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 ...