SEA OTTERS The sea otter is a marine mammal that lives in the northern and eastern coasts of the North Pacific Ocean. They are the heaviest members of the weasel family but are some of the smallest marine mammals. The sea otter has no blubber and the main way to keep warm is its thick coat of fur which is not like most other marine mammals. Did you know the sea otter has 150,000 strands of hair per square centimetre, because of this the Sea otters have the thickest fur of any mammal. In the Maritime Fur Trade, which would eventually kill approximately one million sea otters, began in the 18th century when hunters and traders began to arrive from all over the world for otter pelts, which were one of the world 's most valuable types of fur.
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.
The Great Hammerhead Shark There are many animals in the world that are endangered. One of them is the Great hammerhead shark . These sharks have flat, T-shaped heads that make them stand out from other sharks.They are long and flat in order to aid in the catching of prey. The eyes of these sharks are wide-set. We need to protect the great hammerhead shark because it is being poached and there are only 9 Species of hammerhead shark .
Once an alligator “closes it jaw on a limb the force is so great that getting the alligator to open its mouth again is virtually impossible “ (Strawn 43 ). The adult reptile “has small legs and webbed feet that are designed for “propulsion and maneuvering but not for attack” (Visiting the Heart of Alligator Country) However the “swipe of a gators tail can knock a person into the water when it is most agile, powerful and destructful” (Strawn 43). Not to men-tion an alligators tail is what gives it it’s speed of up to approximately 20 miles per hour in water but then becomes a slower awkward giant on land. This sounds to be very similar to that of some of the dinosaurs from many years
Its body is slim and egg-shaped shaped in cross section. The corner of the mouth spread out past the eye, this is why it’s called the largemouth bass. (Bailey, et al., 2004; Boschung, et al., 2004) Young largemouth basses eats zooplankton and insects that is in the marine.
Baleen is made mostly of keratin, a substance found in our fingernails and hair. Baleen whales, some of which are the largest animals to have ever lived on earth, eat some of the smallest, most abundant life in the oceans: plankton. Some baleen whales also eat small schooling fishes, and a variety of crustaceans such as krill, copepods, and amphipods. Baleen whales use baleen to strain food from the water. Some feed by swimming with their mouths wide open.
Bass are a predatory fish, this means that they have to eat other living animals to survive. To hunt, bass will hide in structure, such as a submerged log, or some grass and ambush their prey. When their prey swims by the fish will swim out quickly and eat the food. Bass will eat anything that swims, they will eat minnows, crawfish, frogs,worms and even mice and ducklings that fall into the water. Bass will also eat other fish and sometimes lizards that fall into the water.
This particular spine can grow to 1.5 m. The head on a Chimaera is covered by a sensory canal which helps it be aware of both prey and predator. Their teeth on the Chimaera are often seen protruding from the mouth which looks like a rodent’s incisors hints the name ratfish. Even though their teeth may look like a real threat they are as sharp as a shark’s teeth. Their skin tends to be smooth covered with placoid scales like a shark or a ray. They have long thick bodies with a rather thin tail.
A physical appearance that becomes a result of being held in captivity is all the orcas have a collapsed dorsal fin, this is a result of the orcas being so close to the surface of the water all the time this only happens in 1% of the wild orcas (The Fate of Captive Orcas). These orcas are used to having endless areas to roam and swim but when they are captive they are limited to small boxed areas. Another fallback to orcas being held in captivity is in the wild males on average live to 30 with a max of 60, while females on average live up to 46 with a max of 90 but with SeaWorld’s orcas 92% die by the age of 25 (The Fate of Captive Orcas). Although it may seem like they have it better in captivity it doesn’t better them in the long
For years there has been a debate on who is the top predator in the ocean. Of course the shark is an easy choice but recently in the last couple years the killer whale has emerged as a challenge towards the Great White. The Killer whale is a worthy opponent towards the great white do to its bigger size and better and smarter hunting techniques. As history has shown great whites as dominant and scary they have been to the ocean as the apex predator they have been known to be the killer whales prey. When killer whales have attacked sharks they have turned the sharks upside down.