This shows that sharks are necessary for every eco-system and their destruction affects us in more ways then we can imagine. Sharks are very at-risk for over-fishing because they take a long time to reach the stage where they can reproduce and in general only have a few pups when they give birth. Most sharks only have one or two pups every time they give birth. These factors make the time-period
All is quiet in the beautiful ocean then you hear a scream then you look out into the ocean and the only thing you could see was a shark tail. Older Than Dinosaurs? Sharks have lived on the earth longer than you think for example, over three hundred years ago sharks roamed in waters, that is one hundred million years before dinosaurs roamed the earth! Some of the sharks that roamed long ago don’t roam today, on the other hand a handful of the sharks that lived then still live today. Who knows there may be more sharks in the deep of the ocean that we don’t know exist, most of the ocean has not been searched.
Whale Sharks the largest fish in the world and are found throughout the warmer areas of the oceans. Whale sharks can reach to 18 – 40 feet long and weighing from 12 - 20.6 tons (Bradford A. 2016). As filter feeders, whale sharks eat mostly plankton and other small organism such as zooplankton, copepods, shrimp, phytoplankton, mollusks, and sardines. Whale sharks capture their food by swimming towards it with their mouth open which can get up to 4.9 feet wide and engulfing their prey that enters their mouth (Rafferty J.
But all you had to do was take a few quick strokes to the side to reach the edge. That’s how you got out.” (98). I on the other hand, have never seen a never-ending pool let alone use one. Also, whilst sitting in the ocean he was bitten twice, one time was caused by a blue shark and the other was due to a much larger shark called a tiger shark “Davey has been bitten by a shark. It shouldn’t have been this surprising; he’d been surrounded by the things” (186).
Since the display of captive whales has begun, one hundred and fifty-four people have either been injured or killed by a whale attack (Jacobs). For instance, Dawn Brancheau was killed by the tix ton bull orca whale, Tilikum (”Should Orcas Be Kept in Captivity?”). Tilikum was separated from his mother when he was two years old and had been moved from park to park his entire life. The separation issues from losing his mother and never having a true home had an immense physiological effect on Tilikum that caused him to lash out and kill one of the most experienced trainers at Sea World. Another instance of a deadly killer whale attack happened in Spain.
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.
It seems not possible that the tiny little fry of goldfish can grow to a monster of nearly 2 feet long. However, that is true. The largest goldfish in captivity is in Netherlands. The size is about 19 inches. There are some reports of people catching super big goldfish in Lake Tahoe.
They are actually close to extinction. This is because people are going deep-ocean trawling. This means that a net is being drug along the ocean floor, sadly the blobfish gets scooped up as well, and even though it is often tossed back into the ocean, by then it is already too late. In 2006, nature conservationists from all over the world gathered to propose the restriction of bottom trawling on the high seas, but were unable to reach an agreement, leaving the fate of the helpless blobfish greatly uncertain, especially since the deep trawling fishing fleets of Australia and New Zealand are very active, and the blobfish isn’t found anywhere else in the world. The blobfish has become famous because it has been called “cosmetically challenged”.
Did you know seahorses don’t have any teeth or a stomach? Seahorses are a very interesting animal that could be misjudged as a sea monster. One that has a very curly tail, and bright, vibrant colors. These “sea monsters” are fish, even though they don’t look like a fish. They aren’t even very similar to a fish too.
Although the worms extract the nutrients from the whale bones, scientists did not know how, due to their lack of “body parts for physically drilling into the hard material” and absence of a mouth and gut (Ennis). Instead, it turns out, the worms have special root-like structures that attaches to the bones and dispenses an acid that dissolves the whale bones and extracts the nutrients. Although, the zombie worm is not the only interesting deep sea creacher. The deep sea jellyfish for example, are just as fascinating as the zombie worms. They live about 820 meters below the surface of the ocean (Jonssen).
Stuck in a cement container that’s only eight meters wide for 14 long hours a day, practically motionless. That’s how his circus life began. Tilkilim, also known as Tili, was torn from his mother at the age of only two (A Killer Whale Gone Very Bad). He would spend 14 long hours in an eight-meter-wide enclosure with two park female killer whales, who viciously bullied him (A Killer Whale Gone Very Bad). Now today, he spends most of his time alone, drifting lifelessly in a pool at Orlando’s Seaworld (A Killer Whale Gone Very Bad).
The Mako shark species is about to go endangered and we need to protect them. 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).