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WATCH: Blacktip reef sharks hunt fish in the Maldives

September 29, 2011 - 05:00 AM
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You might not want to go to the beach after watching this mesmerizing video of predators doing their best.

No real weather-related reason to post this, other than 1) If you plan on getting to the beach before it starts snowing, now is probably the time to go, and 2) It is utterly fascinating, like watching a magnet move through iron filings but with sharks.

This video was supposedly recorded by a couple on honeymoon in the Maldives' Lhaviyani atoll, off the southwest coast of India. It shows a group of blacktip reef sharks (not to be confused with the bigger, badder blacktip sharks) hunting a school of fish. At first the predators seem to be doing their best Keystone Kops impression, bumbling through the school while it makes a vacuum bubble around them. But then things get real, as the kids like to say. And, hilarious third-act appearance of the stork!

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