I have swum with Caribbean reef sharks in the Bahamas and have seen how beautiful and strong they truly are first hand. Sharks are a vital part to every ecosystem they are in and currently being killed at a rate that they cannot reproduce at. Alpha predators are a necessary component of eco-systems because they keep the populations of every trophic level below them in check. You can compare an eco-system to a skyscraper; you need every single part so the entire building does not fall apart. Sharks have the task of killing the wounded, old, and sick fish in schools to keep the stocks of fish healthy and plentiful.
Introduction The killer whale has one of the few names in the animal kingdom that sounds distinctly like a super villain. While scientifically known as an orca, the term killer whale builds much more intrigue and excitement for corporations that are advertising their orca performances. For example, the orca Tilikum drew in crowds with his performances under the title “killer whale” for many years. Tilikum awed the audience as he propelled himself from the water and into the air in astonishing acts of flight that seemed to defy the proportions of his own body. The audience screamed with glee when Tilikum would land on his side and produce a splash that enveloped the front rows. The visitors leaned forwards to capture the perfect
Each animal enclosure needs to be updated to meet the specific necessities of each animal. One risk posed by the current habitat for killer whales, is how long these animals spend at the surface in captivity. The whales can become sun burned and two killer whales have died from being bitten by a mosquito (Lewis, 2013). This is unheard of in the wild because the killer whales are able to swim away from pests such as mosquitos. By having larger and deeper habitats, killer whales could swim away or dive deep to
Odysseus removed a tooth and began to swam back to the shore, but while he was swimming back he heard the most beautiful voices singing. He disregarded them and went back to the woman 's hut. When he handed the woman the tooth she placed the tooth in the bottle, but this time she took Odysseus to the shore and told him to turn around. When he turned back the bottle was gone and there in the water was a ship. When Odysseus and the woman reached the ship she called for the Spirit of the Nine Winds to take them to Odysseus’s parents house, which it did.
Mako Sharks are unique animals, they are the fastest shark species we know of. Mako sharks have special characteristics to survive on their own. Their habitat is very diverse in all central oceans. They have adaptations to be able to respond to their surroundings quickly. The Mako shark species is about to go endangered and we need to protect them.
All About the Grouper The grouper is basically a kind of fish under the family of sea creatures that include the sea bass. They have a sort of scary looking build, which makes them popular for use by artists in some TV cartoon series. So, what does the grouper exactly look like? Picture this: a fat body, a huge mouth, and an overall aura that will basically tell everybody who will see them that they are not worth this grouper 's time and attention.
The Great Hammerhead Shark has many physical attributions that make the species unique to other sharks. Perhaps its most well-known anatomical feature, the flat and t-shaped cephalophoil, aids the Great Hammerhead in catching prey. Ampullae of Lorenzini on the hammer-shaped head sense hidden prey, which especially benefits the hunting of stingrays. The variations within the cephalophoils differentiate hammerheads from each other. In addition, wide-set eyes give The Great Hammerhead shark a greater, more enhanced range of sight.
Regardless of my young age or naiveness, I knew more than enough to understand to never want to be anywhere near such a dangerous, powerful, frightening, yet elegant creatures. This rather strange fear was brought on once I read a book about a child that was attacked by a shark. I enjoyed the book quite a bit, but it still scared me. The beast was approximately fifteen to sixteen inches and swimming as gracefully as a princess dancing at a royal ball. Contemplating why I fear these animals so much, it’s thick and rough skin brushed against my leg.
Bull sharks have triangle teeth so they cut very well. Bull sharks are one of the most dangers sharks in the world, because they think that suffers are fish so they attack without knowing that there people. They are not that big of shark, but still they will eat anything. They are found along shorelines so that is why they are so dangers.
Funnily enough, being surrounded by millions of sharks is the best way to explain what shyness feels like, especially if you have never felt shy before. Not everyone feels the same way when they are shy, some people only feel minimally uncomfortable, while others would rather become a hermit then talk to strangers or people they don’t feel comfortable with. I am part of the please-let-me-become-a-hermit group. Even though I “overcame” shyness, I can’t help but feel at least a little uncomfortable. Shyness combined with awkwardness equals an “anti-social” hermit person.
According to Fredrick Humber, a marine sciences professor at University of South Alabama, the ocean-bottom sampling reveled that migrating rays are eating all adult scallops which prompted the state to close bay scallop fishery in 2004. In addition, because of the dense population of cownose rays, scientists are worried the rays will begin targeting other species. (Peterson 2015). The information provided by the journal articles did contribute to the take home message.