Free Lunch!Years ago, resident whale sharks in Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, learned that they could get an easy meal when local fishermen on bagans, or floating fishing platforms, threw dead fish overboard. The fishermen consider the sharks good luck, and the sharks, which normally feed on plankton, happily gulp down the predawn breakfast. Photo by Michael Aw
It's a fish-eat-fish world out there (or a fish-eat-parasite world). Point is, there's a lot of snacking going on. Be it an opportunistic whale shark that's formed a partnership with fishermen, a painted frogfish using a homemade lure or a team of striped marlin herding prey together, what's for dinner is a question universal to all of us.