At a whopping forty-six feet and a massive fifteen tons, you can see why the whale shark is called they whale shark. The whale shark is the biggest shark and the biggest fish in the ocean (The Whale Shark Bibliography – Tethys Marine). As you can see it is not a whale. It has a mouth, which is around 4 feet wide. Its mouth is at the front of the head and not underside like most sharks.
* Body I. The Viperfish Profile AKA – Sloan’s viperfish, Sloan’s fangtooth Location – Worldwide Size – Around 12 inches Depth range – upto 4400 metres A. One of the fiercest, most unusual deep sea predators. Also is one of the most well known. B. Possesses such large fang-like teeth that it cannot close its mouth.
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 into different forms living in different areas and different depths of the world, as we see they are a large amount of shark species in the oceans all coming from one place. Which will be discussed in further detail throughout this research task.
They also have very large eyes. In proportion to any other animal they have the largest eye-to-body ration of any animal in the world. Vampire squid move through the water by propulsion (sucking in and pushing out water through a specialized siphon jet located under its mantle) and by later flapping fins at the top of its body that closely resemble ears. What’s interesting about these fins are that they change size, shape, and position as the squid matures. After they reach a size of 15-25 mm in length, they begin to develop a pair of fins above the aforementioned pair.
With less than 300 still alive, the Cross River Gorilla is the most endangered subspecies, even classified as critically endangered and one of the 25 most endangered primates by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). These beautiful animals are in serious danger, and
December 1, 2011 Paul Guernsey College Composition Final Conservation of the Bluefin Tuna Bluefin Tuna, or Thunnus thynnus by its Latin name, is one of the largest, fastest swimming, and beautifully colored fish in the entire ocean. Their coloring is made to camouflage themselves from both above and below with metallic blue on top and shimmering silver-white on the bottom. Their bodies are torpedo shaped and built for speed and endurance while hunting for food, or being hunted (National Geographic). bluefin Tuna are prey only to some marine life such as, some whale, shark, and marine mammal species. With highly migratory species like bluefin tuna, management is complicated because these species migrate thousands of miles across oceans and international borders and are fished by many nations.
They caught their prey by means of a swift bite which transfer the fast-acting venom. This venom will killing the victim and also breaking down the tissues to aid digestion. This species can grow up to 2.75metreswhich perhaps the longest species of the sea snake in the marine ecosystem. They are usually give birth to the fully-developed live young which are small in number. Morphologically, they have the rounded or pointed tips scales on the thickest part of the body.
This is a project about the Gila monster. With the name of Gila monster, some people may think it is a mythical creature or a sea animal. That is not correct. The venomous Gila monster (pronounced HEE-luh) is the largest lizard native to the United States. It’s scientific name is Heloderma suspectum.
Like all animals, sharks are an important part of the ecosystem, without them the entire ecosystem will collapse. “Each year, up to 73 million sharks are killed for their fins, despite the fact that 30% of shark species are threatened or nearly threatened with extinction” (Krista Mahr). With fewer sharks existing in the ecosystem, their prey would multiply and become over populated and eventually wipe out other species. This occurrence will have an immense impact on many communities that rely on healthy fisheries. Shark poaching is a big concern because it affects the future of sharks and their place of living.