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School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Sharks hunt their victims just like serial killers


New research suggests great white sharks and serial killers such as the Yorkshire Ripper stalk their victims in a similar manner. The study was conducted using methods pioneered by criminologists and adapted geographic profiling techniques. They found the world's most predatory fish stay within a confined area, close to their home, similar to that of rapists and murderers. 

Dr Steven Le Comber said: "Shark hunting patterns are extremely difficult to study and the work here will have important implications for our understanding of the ways in which predators hunt their prey."



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