Killer Whales are marine animals that live in oceans all over the world. Although they live in many oceans, they seem to prefer coastal waters and cooler regions. The Killer Whale, sometimes called an Orca, sometimes enters estuaries, but doesn’t go far from the sea. Killer whales are one of the top predators in the sea. They are good hunters that eat a large variety of fish, squid, sharks, marine mammals (such as whales and seals), turtles, octopi, and birds (penguins and gulls).
The shark is to be said that the length of the shark is about four times the size of a full size great white shark and about the width of a car. I can prove that the megladon is real. The videos on the shark have shown two videos that seamed plausible. The first video showed that a great white shark that had been caught and killed, but was a lot smaller then the actual megladon
Zach Torres Oceanography T/TH 11-15-10 Great White Shark For many years there has been one animal that has struck fear in everyone that goes into the ocean. That animal is the Great White Shark. It has been known to exceed 20 feet in length, although most are about 5 meters long and weigh somewhere between 4000 and 5000 pounds. They live in almost all coastal areas that have a water temperature that stay between about 50 and 75 degrees. Perhaps the most well known place to see great whites is Dyer Island, which is off the coast of South Africa.
In the late 1990s, a species was introduced into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, becoming an invasive species: the lionfish. The lionfish, a venomous marine fish found mostly in the Indo-Pacific waters, is distinguished by its red, white, and black stripes, striking pectoral fins and its venomous spiky fin rays. The lionfish ranges in its size from 6.2 to 42.2 cm, with an average adult measuring the size of 38cm and weighing 480 grams, living 5-15 years. This venomous species is well known for its beautiful venomous spines and unique tentacles. 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.
Their narrow pointed teeth are ideal for holding prey, most of which is swallowed whole. Tests on the feeding habits of angel sharks have shown that they react to any passing prey, spitting out anything that does not appeal to their appetite. They have complete faith in their camouflage when approached by divers but will inflict a shallow bite if harassed. The various species of Angel sharks range in size up to 6.5 feet (2 m) long and are mostly bottom dwellers that live on ocean floors of depths from 10 to 4,300 feet (3 to 1300 m). They sometimes prefer however, sandy near shore habitats.
Other researchers think some people were trying to breed Snakeheads as they bring a large amount of money in some areas. (Frankenfish.com). The Northern Snakehead is a major predator, as it has no enemies. It has the ability to wipe out populations of native fish. “Frankenfish” entire diet mostly contains other fish, as well as plants and insects.
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.
The Burmese python is an excellent swimmer and needs a permanent source of water for survival. They can be found in grasslands, marshes, swamps, rocky foothills, woodlands, river valleys, and jungles with openings. The Burmese can live from 20 to 25 years in the wild, and can grow up to but not limited to 23 feet in length. The largest known Burmese python is 49 feet discovered in Indonesia. They can weigh up to 200 pounds and are native to jungles and grassy marshes.
Invasive Species of Florida Rachel M. Przybysz EVS 1001 Fassinger Wed. 6-10p 02/01/14 Invasive Species of Florida There are many species in the state of Florida which would be considered “invasive”, meaning they are not native, but somehow have adapted to this environment. The species which has caught the attention of many is the Nile monitor. The Nile monitor is a lizard native to the deserts of Africa, although they do thrive around the river banks. They are known to be the largest lizard with their lengths grown to a maximum of 7 feet 11 inches. The average length for an adult male is 5 feet 1 inch, and an adult female is 4 feet 5 inches.
In my personal observations and time spent on the waters of Monterey Bay in California I have seen transient orcas who have been photo identified in waters as far south as Catalina Island and as far north as Alaska, in each location with different travel companions. They travel great distances, often following a preferred food. (In Monterey it is the gray whale