Based on its characteristics, the Megalodon and the Great White sharks are related, but are not direct descendents. Theories for its extinction are the decrease of temperature in the water and its prey migrating into colder waters. However, some refuse to accept that the Megalodon shark is extinct. They believe the shark migrated to lower waters and feed upon undiscovered creatures. We will not know until we go down in the deepest depths of the oceans, discover a fresh “megatooth”, or have a
Introduction The Pacific viperfish or if you want to use its scientific name it would be Chauliodus macouni. It is a predatory fish that lives in the abyssal depths of the deep sea. It is a very ferocious creature of the deep. Humans don't have to worry about them because they can't get to us because they need to stay in the deep abyss to stay alive where the pressure is just right for them. There are 9 known species of viperfish known and the most common one is the sloanes viperfish but the one i'm gonna be talking about is the pacific viperfish but they all have pretty much the same characteristic.
The Hammerhead shark is a fascinating creature, who are not like most other Sharks in the ocean. Ever wondered why their head is shaped weird? What is the purpose of it? How long do they migrate for? Description The Hammerhead shark is a long, odd looking animal.
Scientists have studied and debated over it’s various characters. Since these animals are extinct and can be studied only by their fossil records, a lot of speculations have risen about their traits, one such area is the question about their mechanism of thermoregulation – whether dinosaurs were cold or warm blooded animals. Dinosaurs are “reptiles”, which are characteristically ectothermic animals hence
The Reflection Paper on the “Sharkwater” The Sharkwater is a documentary created by Rob Stewart in 2006. The movie raises an important question about the survival of sharks, one of the most ancient creatures on the planet. It makes people look on these creatures from different point of view. I cannot say I treated sharks only like monstrous characters from films like Jaws or Sharknado before I saw this documentary. But it made to think more about the fate of these animals.
Would it be possible for humans to walk on water? With the combination of specialized features and blazing speed with the right environment, the basilisk earns the nickname of the Jesus Christ lizard. What do Basilisks Eat? Although basilisk lizards was considered to be omnivores, a
It usually thrives in reefs but it is also easily found in hard bottom areas, mangroves, seagrass flats, and shipwrecks. This beautiful looking fish packs a punch: The fish has venomous spines that deliver an extreme pain that can last for days. In extreme cases, the venom can even cause paralysis. The LIonfish is an apex predator on the reefs using its fins to coral small fish and anything it can fit into it’s mouth into a corner before it strikes quickly swallowing it whole. The lionfish feeds on an array of over 50 species including ecologically and economically important species.
The first theory is that Nessie is a cryptocleidus, a prehistoric plesiosaur, because it is the only animal that matches the creatures characteristics (Yorke 20). Evidence to support the theory is due to a colony of plesiosaurs, which are aquatic reptiles said to be extinct 65.5 million years ago, possibly residing in Loch Ness (Redfern 118). Also, due to a minor theory that the prehistoric dinosaur may have survived Global Warming issues, on Earth (Kallen 31). Some skeptics disprove this theory by saying a plesiosaur is not a warm blooded animal and that they were not made to survive Loch Ness’ average 41 degrees fahrenheit waters (Redfern 118). The second theory is the monster is a gigantic eel, which was considered impossible because an eel is incapable of moving the way Nessie is said to move and also due to the fact they cannot be 30 to 40 feet in length (Redfern 118-119).
(Blackfish). Killer whales in the wild are aggressive towards each other just as they are to humans, in 1989 an accident involving two whales: Kandu and Corky resulted in Kandu bleeding to death. (Kirby 2) this would have never happened if the whales had the enough space they needed to separate from each other. Contrastingly, killer whales in the wild are more peaceful toward each other and humans. There is only one accident of an orca biting someone in the wild.
Rory McAuley, a shark expert with the Department of Fisheries, “asserts that the film Jaws is a seminal point for most media responses and the histrionic reporting reinforces popular images of great whites as man-eating predators” (Francis, 44) McAuley also states that “shark attacks do not need this form of hype because people are interested in[shark attacks] anyway.” (Francis, 44) Before the turn of the twentieth century, anything known about sharks was mostly based on “myths and sea lore.” (Francis, 45) Previous to more recent times, people believed sea monsters and serpents were skulking in the unknown depths of the ocean. When swimming became a popular recreational activity, the average swimmer knew or cared very little about sharks. During the 1900s, people in the United States did not believe that sharks attacked people, it was thought that they were harmless. However, in 1916, the people of America were astounded by a twelve day series of shark attacks in New Jersey that killed four people. The New York Times, and other popular newspapers headlined this event.
Between 1912 and 1913, in the small English village of Piltdown, Charles Dawson--an amateur archaeologist who specialized in fish fossil--, Arthur Smith Woodward--leading Geologist and keeper of the department of Geology in England 's Natural History Museum--, and Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin--a French Paleontologist and Jesuit priest-- discovered what was believed by many to be the 'missing link ' between apes and mankind. There they found fragments of a skull--that was distinctly human--, a jawbone--ape-like in structure with two flat molar teeth intact that were similar to that of modern humans--and a canine tooth. In December of 1912, Woodward announced the discoveries at a meeting of the Geological Society; claiming the fossil at an estimate of 500,000 mya. This spurred excitement and controversy for the scientific community. Before these discoveries, England had to yet have