Litter sizes vary from one to 15 with White Tips are a commercially important animal to humans seeing as how its fins are used for shark fin soup and its meat and oils utilized for consumption, its hides are often used for leather as well. Many scientists have referred to this shark as the most dangerous shark in the world, despite the more notorious Great White and Tiger, the white tip is responsible for more human deaths then all shark species combined. With one incident alone, the torpedoing of USS Indianapolis on 30 July 1945, giving a minimum figure of between 60 and 80 sailors killed by sharks. While diving with these sharks is done often it is not advised. So Respect and Fear this great animal who is number 4 on animal planets deadliest
These fish pose a significant threat to the great lakes due to their large size and feeding habits. The bighead carp consume vast amounts of food and quickly dominate a water body. The Asian Carp were imported around the nineteen seventies and were used for aquaculture operations. Although some believe that the Asian Carp should be kept alive because they are rich in omega-3s and are now being served in restaurants, Asian carp should be removed or eliminated completely from the great lakes because they will decimate the billion dollar fishing industry in the Great Lakes, and permanently damage the ecosystem. Some believe that the Asian Carp should be kept alive because of their nutritional value and their recent emergence in restaurants.
Some manta rays live in a particular location while others travel from places to places. Manta rays are filter feeders. They consume a large quantity of zooplankton by filter seawater through their mouths while swimming. And usually many manta rays swim in lines with their mouths open to filter more zooplankton. Manta rays are huge in size so only sharks and killer whales can harm them and eat them.
It can also range from a few inches to eight feet in diameter. Lion’s mane jellyfish are mostly found the in cold, frigid waters of the southern Arctic Ocean and the northern Pacific Ocean. Although they have extremely long tentacles, a sting by a lion’s mane jellyfish is rarely fatal and may cause a rash. When stung, a strong stinging sensation is very likely to occur for a short time. The most dangerous species of jellyfish is the box jellyfish, which is widely known as the sea wasp as well.
Dr Carl Meyer from Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology stated that mass levels of shark culling “runs the risk of ecosystem-level cascade effects where a general lack of sharks results in boom or bust in populations of species further down the food chain”. Furthermore when nets are used to trap sharks, often animals such as dolphins, turtles, whales and dugongs become trapped in them. Turtles are one of the most endangered species as a whole and are just innocent bystanders in this war between humans and sharks. We need to be careful of not affecting other animals in this quest to reduce shark numbers in the name of nothing. Sharks can already be caught legally by commercial and recreational fishers so any cull would be largely
THE GREEN SEA TURTLE Sea turtles are large, air-breathing reptiles that inhabit tropical and subtropical seas throughout the world. Seven distinct species of sea turtles grace our oceans today. Upon first sight of the Green Sea Turtle it may appear to come off as any other turtle. The truth is that these turtles are magnificent beautiful creatures that spend most of their lives exploring endlessly through our massive ocean. These reptiles have the ability to do incredible things.
The buoyancy allows the cuttlefish to hover over the floor of the oceans. The siphuncle is highly modified, running on the ventral side of the shell. Although the cuttlebone is unique to the cuttlefish, it does have a minor set back. Between the depth of 200 and 600 meters the cuttlebone can implode. Because of this factor cuttlefish have adapted to the seafloor in shallow marine waters as their habitat.
It feeds on ectoparasites or dead tissue that it picks from the body and oral cavities/gills of these fish (e.g. ; Tangs or Groupers) in the wild or in the aquarium. This also helps to protect the fish from contracting diseases and infections. Many fish value its services so highly that they will allow it to clean the inside of their mouths, and not harm it. Some fish, though, such as Hawkfish, Lionfish, and some predatory shrimp and crabs may eat the Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp.
Many different kinds of fish live in the reefs as their haven for feeding, reproduction, and safety from predators. Without an ecosystem to live in, these fish species will become extinct. Ten percent of the world's reefs have been completely destroyed. Coral reef destruction is the worst, over 70% have been destroyed and only 5% can be said to be in good condition. What has happened to destroy so many reefs?
Sharks are known to be fierce predators of the sea, and with the capability to venture into freshwater it makes their hunting grounds very vast. While other sharks could have difficulty finding food at sea, the bull shark may roam into rivers