Younger lionfish have a unique tentacle above their eye sockets, which differs in appearance between species, but studies show that this tentacle has evolved over time in each species serving to attract new prey. Juvenile lionfish eat mostly invertebrates, but shift their diet to fish as adults and eat reef fish. Adult lionfish spread their pectoral fins and use them to "herd" prey. This is a very effective predatory style because it is unfamiliar to native Florida fish. However, Lionfish can have negative effects on the overall reef habitat as they can eliminate organisms which serve important ecological roles such as herbivorous fish which keep algae in-check on the reefs.
Therefore the Megladon fish is a laterally compressed fish which allows it to live in dense covers or coral reefs. Laterally compressed fish make the fish flattened side-to-side. The coral reefs of Jamaica are vibrant and full of fish. The Megladon's body shape is efficient enough to allow burst of speed, escape from predators as well as fit into small spaces. They have two pectoral fins that are forked in on the sides which enable them to control their direction of movement.
They have been known to feed on fish, dolphins, whales and seals. Sharks prefer meals with a high fat content to give them energy. They are ambush hunters, taking their prey by surprise from underneath. They have been known to come up from the bottom so fast that their entire body has left the water. The Great White has only one natural predator, the orca.
Two percent of the ocean has been overlooked by people ant it leaves ninety-eight percent of the ocean for the megladon can swim. This shark could be a very intelligent shark by possibly attacking its pray as fast as it can and head down the bottom of the big blue. The evidence has proven that there was a time this shark had lived because of the physical evidence shown by the teeth collected. The pictures clearly state that there is a mega shark out there and the eyewitnesses explained that a huge shark had been around in South Africa. There may come a time when this shark may make a mistake and show its self to the world with
Most jelly fish are dangerous as they sting other creatures, when touched by one of their tentacles. Clown fish are immune to stings thus why Marlin wasn’t affected. 14. Compare Dory, Bruce and Nemo, which is the best adapted for speed and why? Bruce is best adapted for speed, as he is a shark and needs to be fast to catch and hunt down his prey.
“Sphyrna mokarran,” The Great Hammerhead Sharks are arguably the most misinterpreted species on the planet. Little do most people know, sharks are actually quite docile creatures. They are also a very interesting species, with over 500 different types of them. The species in particular being covered here is known as the Sphyrna mokarran, or the great hammerhead shark. It is, among hammerheads, the largest type.
Sharks, an animal that has survived multiple stages of extinction and surprisingly an extremely shy animal. The documentary Sharkwater by Rob Stewart is an extremely eye opening movie. The documentary primarily takes place in the Galapagos and the Cocos Island. During this video Rob shows the audience things that don’t get talked about on the news like shark attacks do. After watching the documentary I was shocked about what was happening to these animals and how big of an industry it is.
With over 1m wild alligators in Florida versus a human population of 17m humans, there’s lots of opportunity for conflict. The beasts can grow to 12ft and their lethargic appearance has misled many a startled holidaymaker, within a flash they can snap their jaws and even run up to 30m.p.h. There are actually Gator Hunters operating in Florida to deal with the problematic reptiles. Obviously the animals know no boundaries but they do not seek human attacks and they usually try to avoid us, however sometimes things go wrong. Pestering, tormenting and throwing food to gators is usually the root cause.
~Avoid swimming if there are seals, dolphins, whales or baitfish nearby. ~Getting this information across to beach swimmers could go a long way to keeping people safe. The second suggestion is to "get sharks on twitter" It might sound crazy, but this brand new initiative could just work. The newly installed Shark Monitoring System saw more than 330 sharks tagged with electronic devices set to send out a tweet whenever they swim within one kilometer of a beach. The tweet appears on the official Twitter account of Surf Life Saving Western Australia (@SLSWA).
Another predator that feeds on the phytoplankton and zooplankton is the basking shark, capable of filtering a thousand gallons in a minute. Early spring in British Columbia, seaweed forms great beds