Within minutes of birth, newly born calves swim with -and in parallel to- their mothers directly behind her flipper. Although a manatee calf is probably nutritionally independent by the end of its first year, it may stay with its mother for another year or two. During this period, mother passes to her calf information on feeding and resting areas, travel routes and warm water refuges.Threats: Human-related activities represent the main threat for
It is believed that sea lions are capable to detect humans by smell over a long distance of hundreds of meters away. The sea lions use their sensitive vibrissae to explore objects on land and in the water. They seek out physical touch with other sea lions and form groups and lye with each other on land. Feeding habits: Sea Lions are carnivorous having fish being their favorite food including herring, mackerel, pompano, salmon, capelin and squid. They also feed on crabs and clams.
The journey took 62 days, and spread over 745 miles. Why it Migrates It was shown that the Hammerhead shark mainly migrates when it is following food, such as the Mahi-Mahi. Life Cycle Hammerheads are on their own from the start of birth, so much so, that when they are born, they swim away from their mothers to avoid being eaten. The oldest Hammerhead shark ever recorded was 31 years old. Summary The Hammerhead shark is a very interesting creature, which we do not know much about.
Some of the secret also lies within their tail, while running they hold their tail in the air to counterbalance their upright posture and to reduce drag. Part of the secret you can’t even see, these lizards have hip joints that rotate 360 degrees, meaning that they can turn their entire torso around. All of these specialized feature allows the basilisks is run 5 feet per second! That’s an average of running 5 more than 5 miles an hour! This feat is rather amazing but the basilisk can only run for for about 10 to 20 meters before they slow down enough to sink (“Do the Lizard Walk”).
Female white sharks are thought to reach reproductive age at around 17 years. After an incubation period between 12 and 18 months the great white gives birth to between 4 and 14 pups. They are born roughly 1.2 meters long (3.9 feet) and weighing 50 to 60 pounds. Research has shown that the pups get their nutrients through eating unfertilized eggs and other embryos while in the uterus. Female great white sharks are thought to give birth to new litters every 2 or 3 years.
The second one is for the does and kids. Once the young boys turn three they switch and go into their fathers group. Kids are born in June. They usually have one kid it is rare for them to have twins. The mothers are usually three to four years old or older.
BIO 308: ANIMALS : FORMS AND FUNCTIONS TITLE Abstract Introduction Octopuses are one of the smartest animals in the world. Octopuses live in oceans all over the world including pelagic waters ( near water's surface near the shells), coral reefs and crevices. Anatomy Octopuses are non skeletal organisms which are able to move around the water with speed and grace. They are able to fit into the space which is much smaller than their body size. Adult octopuses usually weigh 15 kgms and an arm span of 4.5 feets.
The reason is that a chinchilla coat is parasite-proof, due to the coat being so thick. Even is a parasite is able to get in, it cannot survive long in the coat. This means you never have to worry about fleas, ticks, mites, or other similar problems that plagues just about every other pet. Their Live Span For a rodent, chinchillas have a long live span. Most chinchillas live at least 10 years.
Even though marine iguanas are efficient hunters, their short, profound battle of hunting action extra firmly features the activity style of sit-and-wait hunters. The general and environmental selective stress that are rare to this species and its environment has been examined to understand why these endemic lizards have adapted unique foraging strategy and how it differs from the general pattern of foraging in lizards. Body size is one of the most crucial characteristics of organisms because basically all other characteristics or life history traits scale with body size (Peters, 1983) (Schmidt-Nielsen, 1984) (Reiss, 1989) (Perrin, 1998).That body size is an adaptation to the specific life history of an animal (P.H Harvey, 1999). Selection stress of both natural and sexual selection as well as to conclude according to what possible mediate control the body size in a structure of island reptiles, the marine iguanas of the Galapagos archipelago (Darwin, 1883), (Carpenter,
Tarpon, Atlantic (Megalops atlanticus) Introduction: Atlantic tarpon, Megalops atlanticus that belongs to the family Megalopidae is also known as the silver king and Sábalo in Spanish. Although this species has no commercial value as a food fish due to its bony flesh, it is a premier sport fish species not only because of their size but also because of their fighting spirit when hooked. When they occur in high abundance, tarpons would be of economic significance. Their average lifespan is about 50-55 years for females and 30-40 years for males. Being a prized game fish, tarpon would be present in fishing festivals.