Swift, strong, stealthy, and fascinating, sharks are marvelous fish. They are well known for their incredible sharp teeth, and vicious behavior. Sharks are extremely unique and an essential part of the ocean and sea ecosystem. There are over five hundred different types of sharks living in the world. Sharks can be divided into two main groups, large and small.
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.
Once an alligator “closes it jaw on a limb the force is so great that getting the alligator to open its mouth again is virtually impossible “ (Strawn 43 ). The adult reptile “has small legs and webbed feet that are designed for “propulsion and maneuvering but not for attack” (Visiting the Heart of Alligator Country) However the “swipe of a gators tail can knock a person into the water when it is most agile, powerful and destructful” (Strawn 43).
2. THERE ARE NO CONSISTENT TRENDS IN EVOLUTION: In the evolution of sharks, we clearly see that there are no consistent trends in their evolution from the beginning of their existence, they are a species that are always changing or evolving as mentioned in the previous example. This is why we see the diverse amount of species of the shark family all over through the ages both prehistoric and present. And can clearly see the branching out of the species from is simplest form to various other forms, the branching of the shark family can be seen
Sea otters are omnivores as they do eat kelp and other sea-going plants. Regardless of this however, most sea otter people have an essentially flesh eating diet with sea otters known to eat more than 40 unique types of marine creatures. The sea otter chiefly chases ocean urchins, mollusks, crabs, snails and little fish in the water. The sea otter is one of only a handful couple of creatures on the planet that has the striking characteristic of utilizing devices, for example, rocks, keeping in mind the end goal to get at it 's prey. Sea otters have couple of normal predators in the ocean because of their vast size.
The Bull shark will most often go into freshwater or a river in to breed and raise its pups, “The Bull Shark will going into Fresh water only for breeding, which includes raising its pups witch is down by the mother” (Costa rica and its changing habitat) says freshwater biologist Smith Angel. The bull shark is out many animals world wide that have change in order to
Barbeled Dragonfish Scientific Name: Grammastomias flagellibarba Common Names: Deep Sea Dragon fish, Scaleless Dragonfish The barbled dragonfish is a deep sea fish located at depths of 5000 feet (Deep Sea Dragonfish. (n.d.)).
What Do Sea Sponges Have? Sea sponges are a very unusual animal to the lacking of many necessities in their body. They don 't have a head, mouth, bones, eyes, legs/feelers, lungs, a brain, and they can still properly function and are still a living organism. This is also pretty unusual for marine animals to have that many things in their body because many of them can 't live without that many body parts.
It also has 12-14 anal soft rays but no anal spine. A very elongated jaw is seen. The mouth is very large with a beak-like snout (figure 2). They have jagged teeth. The maximum length caught was approximately 250 centimeters but range from 85-105 centimeters with a maximum weight of 83 kilograms (Luna, n.d.).
The back flippers is like a paddle shape. Its ridged carapace and their large flippers do make the leatherback turtle is uniquely equipped or prepared for long distance hunting for food. The Female leatherbacks took 2-3 years to re - migrate to their nesting sites. The females nest around several times within a nesting season, during the nesting season usually after 8-12 day intervals they lay approximately 100 eggs.
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.
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. The Hammerhead Shark vs. The Great White Shark The Great White shark and the Hammerhead
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
In addition to birds, plenty of fish can be found in the basin and fishermen frequent the basin in search of Tilapia (3). Tilapia can be found by the hundreds in the basin along with corvina and an occasional striped bass, mullet, croaker, or sargo (3). The endangered pupfish, though rare, also rely on the basin for survival (10). Pupfish are also the only native species in the Salton Sea, thriving in shallow bodies of water with a high salt and heat
The Chelonia mydas most commonly known as the green sea turtle is 4ft turtle who spends majority of their life under the sea. Weighing in on average at 350 pounds at adult their symmetry is radial. Protecting their body is a hard shell that is like an oval-heart shape. Their shell and body both consist of brown and olive tones with a yellow underbelly. The babies shells consist of darker brown shades and white underbelly.