The hammerhead sharks are excellent predators that belong to the order Carcharhiniformes and family Sphyrnidae. Members of this family of sharks have unique head structures that extends to form a hammer-shaped (T-Shaped) cephalofoil that have different functions including sensing, water maneuvering, and manipulating prey. This family has two genera; Eusphyra and Sphyrna. Hammerheads are distant relatives of the mid-Tertiary period carcharhinid sharks. Today, species of the hammerhead include Eusphyra blochii (Winghead shark), Sphyrna corona (Scalloped bonnethead), Sphyrna couardi (Whitefin hammerhead), Sphyrna gilberti (Carolina hammerhead), Sphyrna lewini (Scalloped hammerhead), Sphyrna media (Scoophead), Sphyrna mokarran (Great hammerhead),
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.
The sea otter has made many adaptations to its water environment. Its nostrils and small ears can close. The back feet, make the sea otter swim fast, because they are long, broad, flat, and webbed. The tail is short, thick, slightly flattened, and muscular and the front paws are short with retractable claws, with tough pads on its palms to get a good grip on prey. The sea otter propels itself underwater by moving the rear end of its body, including its tail and back feet, up and down.
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.
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.
Applied TAO to incision site. TOA, also known as triple antibiotic ointment, its’ components are bacitracin zinc, neomycin sulfate and polymyxin B sulfate. They are all antibiotic type of drugs. The indications are bactericidal and the contraindications include itching and hypersensitivity. It was used for this particular patient to prevent any bacterial infection s that may develop around the incision.
Although all sharks are different, but no matter the size of a shark it’s always covered in denticles. Denticles fit together to equip the mako with a protective coat of armor. But just because sharks are fish it doesn’t mean that their
Its flaxen eyes are usually the only part of the cuttlefish that pokes above the ocean bottom. At nightfall, the cuttlefish comes out to feed on small shrimp and fish. Two long fins haunch the sides of the striped pyjama squid body and the arms of its two tentacles have small suckers, each having a toothed horny rim. The lower side of its body is veiled in small glands that let out slime when The Striped Pyjama Squid is under attack by predators, quickly scarring off or terminating any predators from harming it by any means. It can also quickly change color to a dark purple-brown, making it easier to screen itself against corals and rocks near the bottom of the
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.
Catching Crappie on the Original Road Runner “We just wanted a lure that would catch fish.” That’s how the late Bert Hall described the rationale behind his Road Runner lure. He designed it in 1958, but rather than target only bass, trout or panfish, he wanted a generalist lure that would attract almost any fish. That’s exactly what Hall produced.
The Texas rig is a rig that uses the method of securing a hook to a soft-PVC plastic bait-worm, lizard, crawfish, by burying the hook point into the body of the lure. The “Texas rig” is probably the most popular and most recognized method of fishing plastic worms. This rig has a bullet shaped sinker (of any size), a single hook (called a Sproat, Offset or Worm hook). This rig can be used in any depth of in any type of cover. The type of plastic bait that you attach is usually a plastic worm or lizard of some size (Chen).
Adult Flagtail Surgeonfish typically weigh around 600 grams and are 12 to 38 centimeters long (Bradford 2016). Surgeonfish get their name from the scalpel-like spines along the top and bottom of their bodies. These fish have venomous spine at the base of their caudal fin to protect themselves from predators (Thurston
Two are used for pumping blood to its gills, and one to pump blood to the rest of the body. All these organs/limbs are held together by a mantle, a fleshy substance used to hold the body together (Gish, 2014). It is these characteristics that allow this octopus to hunt, and defend
Pargon Fish Description: The Pargon fish is a fierce predator characterized by a long slender shape and a forked caudal fin. Although its scales can be appropriately described as large, iridescent and silvery; sometimes they appear to have a golden cast. This Pargon Fish has a colorful appearance ranging from light to dark shades making this species fascinating to look at. However, fish that live over sandy bottoms seem to have a much lighter appearance. Distinguished by large and sharp protruding teeth, the Tiger Fish’s jaw holds a series of replacement teeth, meant to take the place of any teeth that might be lost or so broken.