Thresher Shark Animal Pictures

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A pelagic thresher shark, Alopias pelagicus, swims by a coral reef in the Phillipines.

A pelagic thresher shark, Alopias pelagicus, swims by a coral reef in the Phillipines.
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A pelagic thresher shark, Alopias pelagicus, swims by a coral reef in the Phillipines.

The long tail fin of a thresher shark silhouettes against the surface. The tail is used to stun and kill prey.

The long tail fin of a thresher shark silhouettes against the surface. The tail is used to stun and kill prey.
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The long tail fin of a thresher shark silhouettes against the surface. The tail is used to stun and kill prey.

Common thresher sharks are pelagic and live in the deep ocean.

Common thresher sharks are pelagic and live in the deep ocean.
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Common thresher sharks are pelagic and live in the deep ocean.

Bigeye Thresher shark swimming in the Gulfstream in the Atlantic Ocean. This thresher shark has extremely large eyes, adapted to hunt in low-light conditions.

Bigeye Thresher shark swimming in the Gulfstream in the Atlantic Ocean. This thresher shark has extremely large eyes, adapted to hunt in low-light conditions.
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Bigeye Thresher shark swimming in the Gulfstream in the Atlantic Ocean. This thresher shark has extremely large eyes, adapted to hunt in low-light conditions.