Cookiecutter Sharks Bite Round Plugs of Flesh From Larger Fish and Whales
Posted on August 11, 2020
This video from National Geographic highlights the cookiecutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis). The small shark gets its name for the small round plugs of flesh it bites from its victims.
More information about the shark can be found on sharks.org.
An article from the Geospatial Ecology of Marine Megafauna Laboratory at Oregon State calls the shark a "demon whale-biter" and says blue whales are a frequent target of the cookiecutter.
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