While nature has bestowed us with beautiful wildlife and a multitude of bizarre, beautiful yet terrestrial and aerial species, it has not boycotted the aquatic fauna too. From scary to intriguingly beautiful, here’s a list of ten amazing organisms inhabiting the dark depths of seas and oceans.
Blackfish (2013) is an American documentary film directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite and produced by Manuel V. Oteyza. The documentary primarily concerns the controversy of captured Killer Whales at the theme park Sea World, primarily that of Tilikum, an Orca responsible for the deaths of 2010 SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau and two other individuals. The documentary begins with this incident but goes as far back to the 1970 's show the audience how young Orcas are captured in the wild and taken from their families and natural environments. Since its release at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Blackfish has achieved both critical acclaim and caused controversy regarding SeaWorld 's treatment of its animals as well as retaliation from SeaWorld as to the legitimacy of the film 's claims.
Brine Shrimps tend to hatch in specific environmental conditions, such as high and low salt concentrations in water, weather and temperature. As one of the environmental conditions in which Brine Shrimp eggs hatch is water salinity and so, in this assignment, we were given 4 different salinity levels of water, which were 0%, 3%, 6% and 9%. As a result of the experiment, we noted that after 24 hours only one egg hatched at 3% salinity level and none at 0%, 6% and 9% levels. The second day, which was after 48 hours, there were 0 shrimps that hatched in 0% and 9% salinity levels, whereas at 3%, 7 out of 46(15.3%) eggs hatched and 6 out of 49(11%) at 6% levels. Based on this data our group concluded that the best level for hatching shrimps is 3%
Imagine that you discovered a fish that would allow you to receive three wishes, with the ability to wish for anything, what would you use it for? In the two stories, What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish by Etgar Keret and The Fisherman and His Wife by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the two antagonist use their wishes in a selfish and greedy way. However greedy, both stories also have different meanings behind the greediness. In both text, the three wishes are used in the same manner, but for different outcomes.
If you had the chance to have any three wishes granted, what would you wish for? In the stories ‘What of This Goldfish’ and ‘The Fisherman and His Wife’ two men were given a certain amount of wishes. Of course, the wishes came with consequences, and the characters had to have had a reason to wish of these wishes. The stories are similar and yet different in many interesting ways, and are both overflowing with hidden themes and morals. The characters of both stories made some good and bad choices for their wishes; wouldn't you!
The bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) or also named Zambezi shark. The bull shark starts its life when its mother gives birth to about one and thirteen per liter. The mothers give birth around between late spring and early summer. When mating the male nips at the back of the female and grasps one of her pectoral fins in his mouth, this usually leaves a scar for the female called courtship scars. They are immediately on their own and separate from each other. Reproduction with bull sharks doesn’t happen until they are about 10 years old. They are said to be able to live to up to about 25 years. Bull sharks can be found from so many different areas such as worldwide warm waters, shallow waters, and in rivers. They can be in saltwater and in freshwaters.
As we passed the liquor section, we saw large glass cases with different kinds of fish lying in piles of ice. My mother saw this and she pointed and asked:
“A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel” (King James Version, Prov. 12.10). In order to fully regard the life of God’s beasts, we must preserve/facilitate their population so others can look and marvel at God’s creation. Information shows that seahorse populations are commonly vulnerable to heavy exploitation due to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), aquarium trade, and destruction of natural habitats (Allee). The IUCN red list of threatened species tracks animal populations and classifies them based on conservation status. Many species of seahorse such as the Hippocampus Reidi are classified as data deficient; showing there is a lack of research and concern over these disappearing
Have you been fishing only when summer sets in until you no longer find it thrilling? During the next winter, break the boring monotony and try ice fishing. It involves baiting out and spearing fish from holes in frozen water bodies. I am just about to let you aware of the best places in America where you can enjoy yourself of catching fish right from beneath the ice.
However the expected lifespan of one is about 15 years. If the largemouth bass is in captivity, they usually get to be about 11 years old. (Boschung, et al., 2004) They usually prefer to live in shallow that is no deeper than three meters. Although sometimes you may find some of them living in the deeper part of the water. The largemouth bass have the ability to hide from their prey and provide protection against their predators through the process of abundant vegetation. Their surroundings is usually made up of clears waters so that they can use their vision to identify their prey. The range size in most environments is usually no greater than three meters. (Hannon, 1996; Iguchi and Matsuura, 2004) The largemouth bass is dioeciously, meaning they have separate sexes in reproduction, male and female. The largemouth bass reproduces in the spring. To the largemouth basses spring time is typically when the gets to be around sixty degrees Fahrenheit. The females lay their eggs in the nest that the males have created and leave the males there to guard it. The females generally lay about 3,000 eggs per nest, but research shows that some of them have laid up to 6,000. (Becker,
Bowfishing is a fast-growing, but little known sport that is seeing a large trend occur as people are coming from all around to enjoy bowfishing tournaments. Bowfishing tournaments bring the best hunters from around the globe to engage in a series of events to find the best shooters, fastest shooters, and more. Bowfishing is exciting and enticing, but many local residents of the bowfishing tournaments aren’t sharing the same love as the hunters.
If you have ever seen the movie of 'finding Nemo', you must be known that Clown Fish Facts is very amazing. People, especially kids are started to love this kind of animal. Clownfish has more than 20 species. The length of between two to five inches long, and the most famous species of it is like no, although crown fish has maroon, yellow, and more colors.
Desert bighorn sheep are the parks largest and most magnificent animals. They are always on the move, and very mobile (so they can go form water source to water source.) This is surprising as they have to carry up to 30 pounds of curling horns. Their agility is a critical factor for surviving in death valley. Along with the fact that they have a high ability to travel to water and high mountain slopes.
Many organisms prefer environment with specific conditions called specialists, while other individuals can occupy diversifying environmental conditions called generalists (Biology 108 Lab Manual 2015-16). Artemia franciscana, a species of brine shrimps are able to resist to warm water temperatures and even develop thermal adaptations (Clegg et al. 2001). Other abiotic factors that affect habitat selection in brine shrimps are temperature, pH and gradients of light (Biology 108 Lab Manual 2015-16). If A. franciscana are also able to withstand wide range of environmental conditions like generalist, then we can predict that A. franciscana will
Within the first group, Haplochrominae, there are two subgroups. Both subgroups require different environments which is something that you should consider when setting up the tank. The first one, known as Haps, consists of open water and sand dwelling species. The second subgroup is known as mbuna, which means “rockdwellers”. The Mbuna fish are smaller, and both sexes are often brightly colored, though in some species the females may be brownish overall. The second group, the tilapiines, consists of the only substrate-spawning species in the lake (Tilapia rendalli), and four species of chambo