There is a 250,000 dollar fine for anyone who is caught fishing for a Great White. If I were in charge of trying to keep the Great Whites from becoming extinct, the first thing I would do is make sure that the seals and sea lions are protected, because without them, the shark would not survive due to a lack of food sources. Next, I would make it a heavier fine for anyone caught fishing for the sharks. Because these are a rare breed of shark, it will be hard to monitor their numbers, but I would want to tag as many as possible, so I would be able to study and track where they go.
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.
The pots were about 3 feet 6 inches and contained two to three dozen good size crayfish weighing about two several pounds. The men said it was about one hundred and fifteen to three hundred feet long. Another eyewitness saw a great white shark the size of a tractor trailer had attacked a person. Many sharks have been clocked out as fast as 1.5 miles and the mega shark could probably swim in a longer distance since this is a bigger shark. Two percent of the ocean has been overlooked by people ant it leaves ninety-eight percent of the ocean for the megladon can swim.
The Northern Snakehead can survive up to four days out of water and can grow up to 33 inches long. The species has been nicknamed “Frankenfish” due to its shark-like teeth and aggressiveness. It was first introduced in a pond in Crofton, Maryland in June 2002. Researchers believe the species ended up in the U.S. due to uncaring disposal of aquarium pets. Other researchers think some people were trying to breed Snakeheads as they bring a large amount of money in some areas.
After watching the documentary I was shocked about what was happening to these animals and how big of an industry it is. During the movie Rob states that the shark fin can go for over 200 dollars in America. I did some of the math and at the end of the movie he also states that 15,000 sharks have been killed in the 90 minutes the movie lasts. After doing the math if you take 5 fins from each shark the seller or business would make $15,000,000. That was just mind blowing to me and it showed why this business of shark finning is such a huge business.
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.
• Fish: The Rideau River has a variety of cool-water fish. Sunfish are the most predominate but there is also a wealth of minnows, pike, catfish and other bottom feeders. The rarest species of fish in the Rideau River are the mottled sculpin and emerald shiner. • Native Mussels: Mussels are an important part of the Rideau Rivers ecosystem by filtering around 8 gallons of water in a single day. They accomplish this by feeding on algae and bacteria.
It is the deadliest shark known to man and has been accounted for the most caused deaths. Hammerhead- this shark is easily recognized because of its hammer shape like head. The hammerhead shark has this type of head because they have all of their sensory organs in their head. Reef sharks- this sharks is referred to as the black tip shark because of its black fins. They normally live in the reef eating on small pray such as fish, lobsters, and small mammals.
Scientists were studying this correlation and discovered some of the reasons for this higher mortality rate. Some otters are caught and killed in fishermen’s nets, some drown in lobster pots, and predators such as sharks kill some. A final explanation for their low population in California is infectious diseases, which mostly kills
Should Shark Finning Be Banned? Every year, millions of sharks of different species and breed are gruesomely butchered just for their dorsal and rear fins. The rest of the body, yet alive but unwanted is tossed mercilessly back into the water. Since the sharks can’t move without their fins, they die a torturously slow and painful death of starvation, or many other small fishes eat them, as the sharks are unable to react. This barbaric practice is known as shark finning and has been on the increase over the past few years.