Last two representatives of the huge terrestrial fauna kill around 100 people each year, while sharks have around five victims on their account. Meanwhile, tigers and elephants already had law protection, when the documentary was created, while sharks were treated as a source of valuable product (their fins) and a monster that should be killed before it would get an opportunity to attack. Numbers, mentioned by the film, created the impression the situation is totally unfair. As if officials today will forget about their efforts against the ivory black-market
The Great Hammerhead Shark There are many animals in the world that are endangered. One of them is the Great hammerhead shark . These sharks have flat, T-shaped heads that make them stand out from other sharks. They are long and flat in order to aid in the catching of prey. The eyes of these sharks are wide-set.
The Great Hammerhead Shark has many physical attributions that make the species unique to other sharks. Perhaps its most well-known anatomical feature, the flat and t-shaped cephalophoil, aids the Great Hammerhead in catching prey. Ampullae of Lorenzini on the hammer-shaped head sense hidden prey, which especially benefits the hunting of stingrays. The variations within the cephalophoils differentiate hammerheads from each other. In addition, wide-set eyes give The Great Hammerhead shark a greater, more enhanced range of sight.
Evolution Domain: Eukarya Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Centrarchidae Genus: Micropterus Species: salmoides The normal weight of the largemouth is one kilogram. On the other hand, certain largemouth basses have gotten to be over ten kilograms in weight. The males usually does not get longer than 40 center meters, while the females can get to be 56 center meters long. The largemouth bass has a big, but somewhat slanted mouth.
INTRODUCTION Although a Belcher 's Sea Snake has very small teeth it is the most venomous snake in the word. Belcher’s Sea Snake The Belcher’s Sea Snake will only attack if you provoke them,as if a bee or a skunk. The Belcher’s Sea Snake can sleep under water without gills is amazing, He can also breath underwater for up to 8 hours.
Rene Ismail McKenna - C 9th Grade Biology PBA American Lobster - Homarus americanus Ecosystem/Ecology of Homarus americanus Adult American lobsters tend to dwell in depths of below 50 meters. However, some can live at depths of about 750 meters.
According to “How did whales become do large? Scientists dive into marine mystery” by Nicola Davis, the blue whale has a body the length of a jetliner, a heart the size of a car and a tongue the weight of an elephant. Researchers now say that they might have found the solution to the mystery behind why baleen whales-a group that includes the blue whales, became the largest animals on the planet. Scientists say that the massive growth which was driven by changes in the distribution of oceanic food and happened just 2 to 3 million years ago. Graham Slater, an evolutionary biologist and co-author of the research from the University of Chicago says that baleen whales have only been giants for one-tenth of their 36-million-year evolutionary history.
By comparison, the largest living frog today is the goliath frog of West Africa, which can be 12.5 inches (31.7 centimeters) long and weigh about 7.2 pounds (3.2 kilograms). The largest frog alive on Madagascar today is just over four inches (10.1
It is considered to be “the closest thing to a living dinosaur” (Visiting the Heart of Alligator Country). People ask why or how an alligator could be compared to such a large extinct reptile. Well here is how. An adult alligator can “exert more than 1000 pounds per square inch of force” when biting or holding on to something.
Killerwhales and dolphins have similar diets and habitats,but their traits are different. Have you ever seen a killer whale or a dolphin? Killerwhales and dolphins have the same traits. Male dolphins and male killer whales are older than the females. Killer whales grow about four inches and the dolphins grow about three or five inches a day.
The name Dakosaurus means "tearing lizard". The Dakosaurus ' average length is 4-5 meters long which, in American length system, is about 13-16 feet long, and weighed about 18,000 lbs. It 's Latin name is "Dakosaurus Andiniensis". The person who named it was Friedrich August Von Quenstedt in 1856.
Pargon Fish Description: The Pargon fish is a fierce predator characterized by a long slender shape and a forked caudal fin. Although its scales can be appropriately described as large, iridescent and silvery; sometimes they appear to have a golden cast. This Pargon Fish has a colorful appearance ranging from light to dark shades making this species fascinating to look at. However, fish that live over sandy bottoms seem to have a much lighter appearance. Distinguished by large and sharp protruding teeth, the Tiger Fish’s jaw holds a series of replacement teeth, meant to take the place of any teeth that might be lost or so broken.
Lars Gustafson 11/4/15 GEOG 304 Research Paper: Shark Finning With an alarming one in four shark species endangered across the globe, we have come to a breaking point where our oceans ecosystems could suffer permanent damage if the practice of shark finning in the oceans off of Eastern Asia continues as shark population’s plummet. According to www.stopsharkfinning.net, tens of millions of sharks are killed every single year just for the fins that are the main ingredient in shark fin soup. Shark fins are harvested to feed the growing demand for shark fin soup that is an Asian delicacy food. When the sharks are finned they are usually thrown back into the water and left to drown slowly.
Graph A represents recordings of a transient killer whale, whereas Graph B represents recordings of a resident killer whale. Both graphs show the changes in each whale type; one documents a drastic change over the course of four hours, while the other one—over the same amount of time—shows a more consistent pattern. A transient killer whale is represented in the first graph because, although a majority of the data shows the orca keeping to the higher points of the ocean, there are still points in which the orca dives to the bottom depth of the ocean, which would make sense due to the fact that this particular type of orca is known for preying on marine mammals. Based on the information in the chart, it could easily be assumed that they dwell closer to the top of the water, but when they are ready to feed, they dive to the