Scientists investigating how tiger sharks are preying on birds recently posted an article regarding a study by researchers at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab regarding the stomach contents of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier). The article reports that researchers have found migratory birds in the stomachs of tiger sharks caught off the Alabama coast. The article goes on to discuss a theory that oil platforms are providing the tiger shark with a “bird buffet” due to the lights of the rigs attracting the birds and causing them to circle to platforms to the point of exhaustion, causing them to fall into the sea.

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