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    Atlantic Bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) Introduction: The Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is a pelagic and schooling fish that is also known as the northern bluefin tuna, giant bluefin tuna. The species is the largest member of the Scombridae family and one of the largest bony fishes. Bluefin tunas are known to swim long distances and usually at high speed of up to about 1.5 knots and can also dive as deep as about 900 meters. The average lifespan of bluefin tunas is 15-30 years with up to

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    Tarpon, Atlantic (Megalops atlanticus) Introduction: Atlantic tarpon, Megalops atlanticus that belongs to the family Megalopidae is also known as the silver king and Sábalo in Spanish. Although this species has no commercial value as a food fish due to its bony flesh, it is a premier sport fish species not only because of their size but also because of their fighting spirit when hooked. When they occur in high abundance, tarpons would be of economic significance. Their average lifespan is about 50-55

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    Introduction The Pacific viperfish or if you want to use its scientific name it would be Chauliodus macouni. It is a predatory fish that lives in the abyssal depths of the deep sea. It is a very ferocious creature of the deep. Humans don't have to worry about them because they can't get to us because they need to stay in the deep abyss to stay alive where the pressure is just right for them. There are 9 known species of viperfish known and the most common one is the sloanes viperfish but the one

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    Shark Wars Book Report

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    Shark Wars EJ ALTBACKER Did you know even under water there is a war going on, not by humans but by sharks. It is not all peace in Shark Wars written by Ej Altbacker. Shark Wars is about a reef shark named grey who causes trouble in his hometown. Eventually he will get banished and has to survive on his own. He ends up wandering into a different species of sharks territory looking for food. He has to help them fight in a war in order to get food and a shelter. An adventurous characters, off-this-world

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    The next time you go to the beach, don’t go too far into the ocean. If you see a curved fin, you’ll know that it’s a shark. But not all sharks are scary and dangerous. In fact, only 4 types of sharks are known to attack humans. But, they all have something in common, in that they are all very interesting. Baby Sharks, Physical Appearance, and “Family Life” First of all, sharks are surprisingly not that cute as babies. Baby sharks are called pups. Pups are twice the size of your average goldfish

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    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

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    THE EVOLUTION OF THE CARCHARODON CARCHARIAS (SHARK) for my research task, I chose to study and track the evolution of the shark. These beasts being one of nature’s top predators in the world and dominating the oceans surrounding our continents. I chose these fierce creatures as they were a perfect example for me to use in explaining the evolution and the branching of evolution purely based on the fact that they have been around for millions of years through prehistoric times changing and evolving

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    Along the coastlines of the U.S.A, Africa and Australia, sharks, especially the Great Whites, have received a bad reputation as very aggressive predators that like to attack and eat human beings. There is a lengthy, tangles and gory relationship “between Carcharodon Carcharias and Homo sapiens”(ReefQuest). The Great White’s notoriety as a ruthless animal of prey is well-earned, yet these marine animals are not, as earlier considered, indiscriminate ‘’eating machines’’. “They are ambush hunters, taking

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    Essay About Alligator

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    The Congregation 20 Fun Facts about Alligators INTRODUCTION El garto means “the lizard” it’s a Spanish word, where the name alligator came from. Over 200 million years ago alligators already existed. Did you know that the largest recorded alligator was in Everglades National Park located in Florida? It towers to 17 feet and 5 inches that is 5.31 meter! Do you know the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? Do you like to play in swamps? Swim with your friends in rivers

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    Octopuses Research Paper

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    Octopuses In the ocean they 're is a multitude of different species of marine life. These differnet species range from simple plankton all the way up to sharks. Although the common perseption that sharks are at the top of the food chain there is a fierce competitor with the sharks and that would be the octopus. The octopuse has a variety of characteristics that are all commonly known , for example it is common knowledge that octopuses are able to produce and thick black ink that

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    What do you know about sharks and whales? Sharks and whales are very different, but have some things in common. What are the differences and similarities between their physical characteristics, habitats, and what they eat? What are the differences and similarities between their physical characteristics? The Sharks can grow up to 16 feet long. They have pectoral fins, dorsal fins, and a vertical tail. The skin of sharks is very rough and made up of millions of sharp scales. Sharks have gills for

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    Exotic Invasive Species

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    A massive fish came soaring out of the water and crashed into your jaw as you were powerboating by the Great Lakes. Was it a shark, or the lochness monster? Nope, it was an one-hundred pound Asian Carp. Asian Carp are examples of Invasive species. Exotic invasive species share many commonalities amongst each other in their extreme ability to arrive, survive, and thrive. In order for invasive species to survive and thrive, they first need to arrive in their nonnative habitat. Asian Carp, Fire

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    Underwater at 8:18am, it is very foggy this morning, we cannot see Isla Tiburon from the North boat ramp to give you a sense. Calm waters, light blue skies, low tides, left wave crash, fog looks as if it 's heading west toward Isla Tiburon. Took off at 8:23am, towards the southwest side of Isla Tiburon. We saw common mergansers in groups of 50 or so at 8:29am in the fog. We are now in the middle of the sea and cannot see Isla Tiburon or Kino behind us at 8:45am. We spotted about 150 grebes at 8:41am

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    Stingray Research Paper

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    Skin Stingrays can be easily identified by its greyish coloration and smooth skin (except for a row of rigid tubercles along the midline of the back). The coloration of a common stingray’s dorsal surface is typically varied from an olive to grey color with always a white under belly. These specific coloration is not only specific for the Common Stingray, but also represent a majority of the Stingray population. This key feature help provide Stingrays with very good camouflaging abilities and one

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    How much do you really know about the hammerhead shark? Most people assume a shark is a shark, but there are many different types of sharks all with their own distinct qualities. However, the nine species of hammerhead sharks are easily identified by the unique shape of their head which resembles a hammer and is the origin of their name. Hammerheads are cold-blooded mammals that can grow up to 25 feet in length and weight as much as 1000 lbs. One of the most interesting features besides the shape

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    Why is killing sharks bad? Sharks play a vital role in the oceans in a way that the average fish does not. Most sharks serve as top predators at the marine food pyramid, and so play a critical role in ocean ecosystems. Directly or indirectly they regulate the natural balance of these ecosystems, at all levels, and so are an integral part of them. As they usually hunt old, weak or sick prey, they help to keep the prey population in good condition, healthy and strong, enabling these more naturally

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    An Essay About Sharks

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    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. The large sharks hunt for food so they are fast and agile. The small sharks usually hide in the ocean floor to catch prey and hide from

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    The Hammerhead shark is a fascinating creature, who are not like most other Sharks in the ocean. Ever wondered why their head is shaped weird? What is the purpose of it? How long do they migrate for? Description The Hammerhead shark is a long, odd looking animal. on average, they 11.5 feet long, and weigh about 1,000 pounds. The odd shaped head they have is called a cephalofoil, and it allows for 360o vision. The Hammerhead shark has very different physical features from most other sharks

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    Abstract The word ‘shark’ is one of the few words that when heard can strike a person with fear, yet at the same time awe. Sharks are creatures that have evolved over 400 million years to become the ocean’s top predators, and to obtain physical perfection for survival in the worlds waters. If you ask someone what they think of a shark, the common reaction is negative. It’s not surprising though, really, considering the medias view on them, and the way they are portrayed in todays society. Pollution

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    Sharks are enormous mammals that live within the deep ocean waters all over the world. There are several different sharks in many parts of the world depending on temperature, seasons, food and more. Every shark is unique in their own way and every species is unique as well. Although humans view them as vicious creatures that are out to harm us while we are at the beach on a sunny Sunday, these creatures are just trying to live like any other animal in this planet. They each have different defense

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