Great white sharks have long since been feared. One of the deadliest ocean animals, their reputation has long since been tarnished. But as we research these beautiful creatures more and more, our fear of them decreases. Great white sharks, or carcharodon carcharias, are fearsome creatures. They rank number one on the scale of largest predatory fish and can grow to lengths of 23 feet and up to 2,400 pounds. Despite having developed a fearsome reputation, they are less common than other shark species. Not much is known on their population size, but it is believed their numbers are decreasing because of hunting and habitat loss. Great white sharks are typically solitary creatures and only come together to mate. However, they have been seen in groups around carcasses. Great whites must swim constantly, or they will drown. They are able to travel vast distances thanks to their powerful bodies. All sharks have a distinct appearance, and the great shark is no exception. They have a pointed snout and a large, torpedo-like body. Their tough upper skin is covered in tiny teeth called denticles that are slate-gray, sometimes black, in color. This helps them camouflage into the rocky, coastal floors they are commonly found near. Their white …show more content…
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. They usually give birth in warm coastal regions where the pups have safe nursery ground in which they can grow. However, nursery grounds are being degraded because of
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How much do you really know about the hammerhead shark? Most people assume a shark is a shark, but there are many different types of sharks all with their own distinct qualities. However, the nine species of hammerhead sharks are easily identified by the unique shape of their head which resembles a hammer and is the origin of their name. Hammerheads are cold-blooded mammals that can grow up to 25 feet in length and weight as much as 1000 lbs.
Along with having the smushed nose this species has a light blue face and the adult males develop wart-like growths in the corners of their mouths. Not only do the males and females differ in looks, they also differ in size due to sexual dimorphism; the males on average are around 6 inches longer and 14 lbs heavier. (Gron,
This fish can grow up to 8.7 inches and it is plump in size. Also, it can bring that spirit of adventure into your tank. Most Scuba divers have been reported to sight the Port and Starboard Lightfish. However, it can be quite challenging to photograph this fish. It likes to hide in rocks and caves.
Mako shark 's body is shaped to swim fast. They have a long slim body to allow the mako shark to swim up to 40 mile per hour(Sharks World, 2015). Their back ranges from a dark blue to a purple with a white belly. Male mature to be 2 meters maximum, females mature to be 2.6 to 4 meters long(Carson, 2015). Their average weight is 551.61 pounds to 1,102.31 pounds.
About 3 or 4 years ago my two cousins and I went deep sea fishing with are dads. We went so far off the coast of Florida you couldn’t see land at all. When we got back ( I was the only one who caught a shark he was a small Hammerhead) from the fishing trip we went back to our condo. Since then I have never caught a shark.
People swim with sharks, take pictures of them and even eat shark fin soup. Sharks are not some made up monster to try and keep people from wandering in the woods. They are real and this could make people even more scared of them. Fearing a story is one thing but fearing a living tangible creature is true
Though the name may be deceiving, manatees can swim very gracefully and quickly, and are actually more closely related to elephants rather than cows. These creatures are enormous in size. Their size usually vary from 440- 1,300 pounds and range in size from 8-13 feet. Manatees have an egg shaped head and have large, strong tails that power their swimming (Bradford). There are three species of manatee: the West Indian manatee, the amazonian manatee, and the African manatee.
Have you ever come face to face with a huge great white shark? I bet you haven’t! In the short story, The Truth about Sharks by Joan Bauer. Beth is falsely accused for stealing a pair of jeans when she was really just trying to find an outfit for her Uncle Al’s birthday party. She starts as a nervous girl trying to prove herself innocent.
The Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is one of the largest of the Cetaceans. They are fairly well known, even outside of the scientific community. They are identifiable by their dark grey dorsal color, white underbellies, very long pectoral flippers and by their habits of breaching and raising their tales above the water before diving. Their range expands tropical, temperate, and sub polar waters all around the world. They migrate in search of breading grounds and feeding grounds.
I am going to tell you all about whale sharks’ adaptations. First, whale sharks diet is that they do not attack They do eat shrimp. Second, there habitat is in the warmer areas. Some have been spotted in the cooler warters. Last there habits they are solitary creatures.
Marine organisms are animals, plants, and other living things that live in the ocean. A Marine biologist is a scientist who studies marine organisms and studies the bodies, behavior, and the history of marine organisms. They also study how marine organisms interact with each other and their environment. I have chosen to research about Marine biology because I would like to learn about sea life, the ocean, and its surrounding environment. To start off, a Marine biologist might study coral, crabs, fish, microscopic marine organisms, sea stars, seaweed, squid, or whales.
I pulled back and had the fish hooked. I knew it had to be a big fish because it was hard to reel in. After about 25 or 30 minutes the fish was almost at the doc. Then I started to pull it out of the water and that’s when I realized it was a shark. The shark was about two feet long and weighed 45 pounds.