Title: Fin

Author: Lucinda Birch

In: Sport 17: Spring 1996

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, November 1996, Wellington

Part of: Sport

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Sport 17: Spring 1996


Sometimes relationships can be difficult to extricate yourself from. The cookie-cutter shark (fig.1) is a parasite. It has large teeth forming a curving row on its lower jaw. It uses these teeth to bite off chunks of biscuit-sized skin and flesh from other sharks, porpoises and whales. It has also been known to have a go at submarines.