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.
One amazing species (Birgus latro) can climb coconut trees, cut a coconut loose, and can make a hole in a coconut so it can eat the inside! (I'm not making this up!) They do all have to return to the water to reproduce however. Did you know that hermit crabs are not considered true crabs? Two big differences are seen in the legs and the antenna.
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
They are also diurnal. Gila monsters lay 2 to 13 eggs and they mate in the spring but don’t lay them until summer. The mother doesn’t stay home with her babies.The gila monster’s prey is small birds and animals, mice, insects and eggs. Gila monsters are the only poisonous lizard in America. If you annoy gila monsters they grab you and not do let go.
The Great White has only one natural predator, the orca. There is very little known about the population status of this shark, however it is uncommon compared to other species. The IUCN has given it a label of being vulnerable, but not yet an endangered species. Fisherman go for sharks to collect their teeth and fins. There is a 250,000 dollar fine for anyone who is caught fishing for a Great White.
Their lungs lie across the arched ribs along the full length of their vertebra, almost to their anus, instead of along its rib cage (ventral) like most mammals. This helps with buoyancy and balance. Each long, wide but thin lung has its own cavity with its own diaphragm. Scientists don't know if they can function independently, but they do know that manatees can have a severe infection in one lung and be healthy in the other lung. This helps with buoyancy and balance.
(Lake, pg. 1-2) They come in a variety of colors but are usually gray, greenish, or brownish with very pale band patterns. Their bellies are white or pale yellow and sometimes tinged with pink or orange down the center. They grow to be one and a half to three and a half to feet long and are not poisonous, but they will bite to protect themselves. They like to eat fish and amphibians.
“Beaked whales live in all the oceans”(Wursig 258), but some of the beaked whales “species live in the deep waters” (Wursig 258). Beaked whales nourishmostly on several squids and certain fishes(Brownell 682a). Very little is known about this group of whales for they are hardly detected and hard to find at sea (Brownell 682a). The last type of tooth whale is the Belugas. “Belugas are white or yellow-tan when their fully grown and are often called
It is, among hammerheads, the largest type. The great hammerhead shark is arguably one of the most fascinating species for various reasons. The great hammerhead is a shark, so it lives throughout the world’s oceans. They are found close inshore, as well as offshore in depths of between one and three hundred meters. More commonly, however, they are found close to shore.