By comparison, an inactive species such as the sandbar shark consumes 0.6% of its weight a day and takes 3 to 4 days to digest it.
A total of 210 tagged fish were recaptured last year, among them a sandbar shark that had been first caught more than 21 years ago.
The waters are populated by sharks, including the sandbar shark, groupers, lobsters and varieties of yellow and pink coral.
In one experiment, sandbar sharks and scalloped hammerhead sharks were conditioned to associate a food reward with an artificial magnetic field.
With over 270 species, carcharhiniforms include a number of common types, such as the blue shark, catsharks, swellsharks, and sandbar shark.
These sharks included lemon sharks, sandbar sharks, nurse sharks and catsharks.
Overall, polyandry is the dominant mating system in lemon sharks and sandbar sharks.
This two-year reproductive cycle usually occurs in lemon sharks, sandbar sharks, and nurse sharks.
The tiger shark also eats other sharks (including adult sandbar sharks), as well as rays, and will even eat conspecifics.
The sandbar sharks prey on fish, rays, and crabs.