Tiger sharks feast on migratory birds that fall out of the sky

Other marine animals don’t appear to target land birds that end up in the Gulf of Mexico

ecologists with tiger sharks

GREAT LENGTHS  To find out what tiger sharks eat, fisheries ecologist Marcus Drymon (right) and colleagues dissected dead sharks and got live sharks to give up their stomach contents. Migratory birds turned up in about 40 percent of the sharks.

M. Drymon

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