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This file photo taken on September 03, 2011 shows a baby bamboo shark swim over a coral reef following its release into the sea as part of an operation organised by the sharks protection group Dive Tribe off the coast of the southern Thai sea resort of Pattaya. How does a bamboo shark, which uses suction to latch on to its prey, swallow a wriggling, reluctant meal? With a shrug of it's shoulders, according to a study published on July 19, 2017 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. That rates as Big News for specialists, who have long assumed that U-shaped cartilage between the head and body existed only to control the predator's front-most fins. Not so, according to lead author Ariel Camp, a postdoctoral researcher at Brown University in the US state of Rhode Island. (AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / MANILA BULLETIN)

Sharks shrug shoulders at feeding study

By Agence France-Presse How does a bamboo shark, which uses suction to latch on to its prey, swallow a wriggling, reluctant meal? With a shrug of its shoulders, according…