Endangered whitetip sharks’ courtship ritual caught on camera | USA TODAY

Scientists say they've captured a whitetip shark courtship ritual on camera for the first time as they work to learn more about the threatened animals.

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Brendan Talwar and a research team were studying oceanic whitetip sharks off the Bahamas when they were surprised to see a pair of courting sharks glide gracefully under the boat in unison.

Members of the crew jumped into the water to capture the pair on video as the male shark tried to woo the female close enough to sink his teeth into her flank so they could mate.

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  1. The US 🇺🇲 has just frozen assets of:
    – several Chinese nationals,
    – 10 companies and
    – 157 vessels
    – shark finning: chopping off shark fins for soup, throwing it back into the water, and letting them die.
    – illegal fishing: in the waters of other countries.
    – worker abuses: 18 work-hour a day 365 days a year, living on expired foods, dump onto the sea when sick.

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