They inhabit tropical ocean regions (Deep Sea Dragonfish. (n.d.)). They have unique structures to them that they are known for like their large sharp teeth with a protruding jaw and a long thread-like expansion from their epidermal layer at the base of their chin called a barbel (Spinal gap of barbeled dragonfishes mystery solved, 17 August 2010). There are 28 genera and more than 292 different species of dragonfishes (STOMIIDAE, in Fishes of Australia, 2012). One of the Genus is Opostomias which has two known species, Opostomia micriprius
Sea star are familiar along the shoreline where large numbers may aggregated on rocks. Sometime they cling so tenaciously that are difficult to dislodge without tearing off some tube feet. Star fish also lived on muddy or sandy bottoms and among coral reefs. They are often brightly colored and range in size from a centimetre in greatest diameter to about a meter across. Sea star has madreporite on aboral surface, they has sucker on the podia, the oral surface are against the substratum and the sea star also has the movement of anus to aboral
The thing that puts them in most danger is habitat destruction. One of the other things that puts them in danger is raccoons. The raccoons come during the night and steal the turtle’s eggs, and then eat them. To help the wood turtle, people are restoring its habitat, nature centers are keeping a few of them, people are leaving them in the wild, and letting the government know if and where you saw one. The only reason nature centers are allowed to take a few of them in is because nature centers can build just the right habitat for the turtles and take care of them so that they will stay alive for
This is because in the passage "Animal Roles and Relationships" it shows how the hermit crab and the sea anemone work together to find food in order to survive in sea where their natural predators lurk just waiting to attack them. In the passage it stated, " In exchange for the free ride, the anemones protect the crabs from octopuses and other predators. "This quote shows that the two animals help each other in order to survive in the sea. The author stated, " Sea anemones also get free food by eating the leftovers from hermit crab fare." In this quote it tells how the sea anemones and the hermit crab help each other to get food in their ocean environment.
Cephalopoda Introduction: Invertebrate animals which belong to mollusks which means “head foot” and characterized by large head and modified feet. This group includes octopuses, squid, cuttlefish and nautiluses. Members of cephalopods are characterized by their ability to quick change their color as well as changing the texture and shape of their bodies as a means of camouflage. Today there are about 800 living marine species of cephalopods which are found in all of the world’s oceans, from the tropics to the near freezing water at the poles. Description: The name cephalopods which means head-armed were given this name because these animals have several arms around their protruding mouth.
Abalone Introduction: Abalones are marine gastropod mollusc of the family Haliotidae and the genus haliotis, which means sea ear, referring to the flattened shape of their shell.Being a gastropod mollusk, abalones are characterized by one shell.Several abalone species have been identified of present or potential economic value whether for capture fishery, stock enhancement or aquaculture. These include red abalone (Haliotis rufescens), green abalone (Haliotis fulgens), Japanese abalone (Haliotis discus hannai) and Omani abalone (Haliotis mariae). Abalone has a worldwide distribution; with some exceptions, they occur along the coastal waters of every continent. According to FAO statistics, the world production of all abalone species amounted
If you work hard enough, you can help save animals too. Entering the world of Marine Biology can be an amazing thing! Let’s look more into it. Q: What is the study of Marine Biology about? A: Marine Biology is the scientific study of organisms in the ocean or other marine bodies of water.
Tool use and culture In any event some wild bottlenose dolphins utilize devices. In Shark Bay, dolphins put a marine wipe on their platform, probably to ensure it when hunting down sustenance on the sandy ocean floor, This has just been seen in this cove (first in 1997), and is prevalently honed by females. Ocean otters are the main other known marine mammalian device clients. A recent report demonstrated moms in all probability educate the conduct to their posterity, showing society (conduct gained from different species individuals). Mud crest bolstering is a nourishing method performed by a little group of bottlenose dolphins over shallow ocean grass beds (under 1 m) in the Florida Keys in the United States.
Identification of fish larvae Larval fish identification in this study was mainly depended on literature description and book. These guides are the compilation of the obtainable description of larval stages of fish around the world which are a guide to commonly occurring larval stages of fishes in Kenyan Coastal Waters by Mwaluma et al., (2014) and the larvae of Indo-Pacific Coastal fishes: An identification guide to marine fish larvae by Leis and Ewart, (2000). There are 2 main characteristic used to identify fish larvae which include body and gut shape. 2.2.1. Body shape Description and the body shape of fish larvae are very useful for identification (Leis and Ewart, 2000).
Areas where vehicles compact the sand are too dense for turtles to nest. The biologists can often find turtle tracks that haven 't been washed away by weather and beach activity. Our video shows the parallel marks of turtle tracks. Clues are important because adult turtles try to camouflage their nests. When nests are found, the biologists enter information on field cards about the number of eggs, species, whether eggs are broken, temperature of the nest and whether the eggs are polarized.
“Sea Turtles Dig the Dark!” — that’s the message found on the bumpers of the turtle patrol roving vehicles parked in the North Shores Improvement Association garage bays. The old firehouse facility on First Street and Meadow Avenue is also the satellite home to the St. Johns County Sheriff deputies who patrol the area. Scott Eastman, director of Eastman Environmental, oversees volunteers monitoring the turtle population’s well-being between April and October every year. Eastman Environmental was founded in 2010 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, restoring and conserving coastal and marine habitats through research, education and community involvement initiatives. The group works with international programs to monitor environmental concerns.
Lionfish were most likely introduced through the pet trade like the python. Although there is another theory that they were introduced by floating lionfish nest, it is rather unlikely considering that the nearest native range for them is the South pacific and the Indian Ocean around Australia and India. Lionfish were first reported off of Florida 's Atlantic Coast near Dania Beach in 1985. The lionfish 's habitat ranges greatly from 1 foot of water to 300 feet. It usually thrives in reefs but it is also easily found in hard bottom areas, mangroves, seagrass flats, and shipwrecks.
To protect the Mako Shark species, they are protected by U.S. waters(Beardsley, 2015). Mako sharks are fascinating animals. They have long, slim bodies to enable them to swim at fast speeds. Makos live all around the world in central oceans. They have special adaptations they use to help them survive.
The babies shells consist of darker brown shades and white underbelly. What do the Chelonia mydas call home? The Chelonia mydas don 't just call one place home they live all over. They prefer the tropical and warmer oceans and sandy shores. Green sea turtles live in almost all the oceans in the world excluding the oceans that are located in the colder regions (ex Arctic Ocean).