Some sharks migrate over great distances to feed and breed. This can take them over entire ocean basins. While some shark species are solitary, others display social behavior at various levels. Hammerhead sharks, for instance, school during mating season around seamounts and islands. Some shark species, like the great white shark, attack and surprise their prey, usually seals and sea lions, from below. Species that dwell on the ocean floor have developed the ability to bottom-feed. Others attack schooling fish in a feeding frenzy, while large sharks like the whale and basking sharks filter feed by swimming through the ocean with their mouths open wide, filtering large quantities of plankton and krill .like any wild animal, a sharks …show more content…
According to Kat Walden, “Sharks have highly developed senses that allow them to detect even the most minuscule hints that prey might be near, a shark's sense of smell is so acute that he can detect a single drop of blood in an Olympic size swimming pool. He can tell which nostril picks up the odor first, allowing him to turn in the direction of his potential prey. When a shark gets a hold of its prey, he stalks it before going in for the kill. Bottom dwelling sharks are known to have this special ability to blend in with the ocean floor. Active hunters sometimes circle a distance away from their prey to size up the situation before moving in for the kill”. Most sharks hunt in the early morning or hunt at night, depending on the kind of shark and its location. When less light penetrates the water, that allows the sharks too blend in with the shadows. Sharks have a variety of ways of catching prey. For example, a great white will strike quickly, attempting to debilitate his prey with a single bite. He might even breach the water as he grabs his prey. The hammerhead has the smallest mouth of any shark species, and this shark is primarily a bottom feeder. He uses his wide head to pin stingrays to the ocean floor before feeding on them (Walden, K,
Another method is we can repel them by striking the surface of water with our hand. Stewart went to the marine reserves of Coco’s Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Another species of sharks called hammer heads are the sea creatures that have two more senses than other people. Hammer heads are one of the most misunderstood species. They are incredibly shy organisms.
The northern snakehead preys on zooplankton, smaller fish, fish larvae, crustaceans, frogs, insects, small reptiles, and even small mammals and birds. In the areas in which the northern snakehead has invaded, native populations are having gradual decreases because of the northern snakehead’s unextinguishable appetite. The most notable features of the northern snakehead fish are its snake-like characteristics. The fish has a long cylindrical body with the blotchy coloration and patterns of a snake.
Hammerhead sharks rarely attack humans. Only 17 atacked have happened in the last 450 years but none of the attacks were serious enough to be fatal. The animal i'm going to be comparing the hammerhead to is a bottlenose dolphin. The dolphin doesn't chew its food it just goes down the throat like a snakes. I think that the dolphin would be a better survival than the hammerhead because they live in a lot more places than the hammerhead.
Sharks TITANIC TEETH. The shortfin mako shark is the world’s fastest shark, speeding around at 31 mph. That’s faster than a killer whale or a bottlenose dolphin, which swim only 22mph. Amazingly, makos can project themselves 20 feet in the air above the water’s surface. Concerning their dietary needs, makos, because of their super speed, they can catch swordfish and tuna, which are both fast swimming fish, with teeth that are like spears.
A murderer overrides natural laws and takes on an animalistic mindset, killing for a number reasons. Some of these reasons include revenge, ambition, anger, or sometimes even just to kill. But if a shark were to be shown a wounded or weak animal, and they would not hesitate to finish the kill. But what differentiates a person from a shark in the sense of being a monstrous individual? Human beings are different from other animals because of our ability to feel, to follow a set of morals that we decide for ourselves.
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.
The mouth of a Cladoselache was aligned properly, not like modern day sharks that have their top jaw hang over their bottom jaw. Darren Pepper, author of the article titled “Cladoselache” wrote, “The jaw joint appears to have been quite weak, but was supported by powerful muscles, something that would have enabled Cladoselache to tackle larger prey” (Pepper). The last difference Pepper talks about is the number of gills these sharks had. A Cladoselache shark could have had up to seven gill slits, meanwhile modern day sharks only have up to
Bass are a predatory fish, this means that they have to eat other living animals to survive. To hunt, bass will hide in structure, such as a submerged log, or some grass and ambush their prey. When their prey swims by the fish will swim out quickly and eat the food. Bass will eat anything that swims, they will eat minnows, crawfish, frogs,worms and even mice and ducklings that fall into the water. Bass will also eat other fish and sometimes lizards that fall into the water.
Its body is slim and egg-shaped shaped in cross section. The corner of the mouth spread out past the eye, this is why it’s called the largemouth bass. (Bailey, et al., 2004; Boschung, et al., 2004) Young largemouth basses eats zooplankton and insects that is in the marine.
A shark is considered cold blooded killers by humans because of the way they hunt their food. Humans are more alike than fishes are because of our instinct to kill or to “survive”. We know the difference of good and bad because we are shown by the people surrounding us. I once had to choose between my old friend whose name is not relevant, or to do the right thing.
These predators will eat fish, dolphins, turtles, birds, and other sharks. Bull sharks have a specific technique when they stalk. It is called the bump and bite method, and begins with the shark bumping its prey to disorientate and/or kill. They will then impale its lower jaw into its target, and then swing its head side-to-side with its upper jaw to take tissue from its victim(sharks.org). Sometimes, the sharks will hunt in groups.
The kill set off a bloodlust instinct in the shark that made it hungry for more, and that there is more food for him at this beach; This is why it keeps coming back, because normally sharks to not attack humans unless they are in distress. Unfortunately for the Crissy, she was swimming in an unconventional way which made her appear to the shark as prey. Throughout the rest of both the story and novel the shark proves as a nuisance to the mayor, Chief Brody, and the people of the town. After the death of the guy in the pond, and near death experience of his child, Brody seems to realize that this is a pressing issue that needs to be resolved now. Since nobody seems to be effective in hunting down the shark, Brody takes it upon himself to go after it by hiring Captain Quint and taking
Do you know all the skills that dolphins have? If you haven’t you are going to get a handful in your brain after you read this story. You will learn three ways that dolphins hunt. For 120 years and possibly longer, the dolphins of Laguna have been helping local fishermen with their daily catch.
Sharks use gills to take in oxygen to breathe. A shark has rough skin to protect it from injury. They have large crescent shaped tails and a pair of pectoral and pelvic fins. Sharks hunt in the evening time. They eat fish, squids, plankton, and other things like tires, whatever they can fit into their mouth usually.