Fish & Sharks

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Amphibians (Blastoff! Readers: Animal Classes)

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They were also characterized by a single spike that protruded from the back of their skulls. It holds most of life on earth. 97% of earth’s water is there. The tail is thrust into the victim, usually in the foot or lower leg, producing a deep, jagged laceration from the serrated spine. They usually live near the bottom, but may also be found throughout the water column. Carp (Average Size Up to 40 inches) Prefers warm slow waters with mud bottoms and plenty of weeds or lily pads.

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Fish (What's the Difference)

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Widespread in temperate waters of the eastern North Atlantic, western South Atlantic, eastern North and Pacific, and off South Africa, New Zealand and southern Australia. Vertical and horizontal lines of cream or white create a checkerboard appearance with round spots in the squares giving the impression of checkers on a board ready for play. The newly named species, Bythaelurus giddingsi, is a kind of catshark.

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Diseases of Fish (Zoological Society Symposium)

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It’s estimated that some sharks may lose 30,000 or more teeth in their lifetime! Shark liver oil is an oil obtained from the livers of sharks. Although New Guinea covers less than 0.5 per cent of the Earth’s landmass, it shelters 6 to 8 per cent of the world’s species. The largest and most widely distributed member of its genus, the milk shark typically measures 1.1 m (3.6 ft) long, and can be found in coastal tropical waters throughout the eastern Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific regions.

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The Fishes of the Galápagos Islands

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On this page you will find many types of stuffed ocean animals and plush sea dwelling creatures. Many species are deemed to be discovered in the sea as it is easy to explore in it than in deep-sea waters. While resting and not feeding these fish like to find protected areas under ledges and in nooks and crannies of coral growths where they can hide from predators. The older and longer she gets, the more eggs she produces. The majority of sharks, rays, and skates live between 60 N lat.

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The Habit of Rivers

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SIZE: Range is 200-600 pounds, but both species can weigh more than 1,000 pounds. Meet the biologists of Steinhart Aquarium who care for the sharks and rays and discover some of the facts behind the fiction. The kids would then make Aygo number 3 into a happy Aygo by drawing a happy face on him! Basking sharks are one of the largest sharks of the world's temperate oceans. Stress of capture weakens a shark, and so some sharks are easily killed in hook-and-line or net fishing.

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The Life and Love of the Sea

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Proposals to remove or reduce the level of protection afforded, or to start or increase international commercial trade in, a species should meet all of the following criteria:[1] Animals are protected from cruelty and suffering, and incidental mortality is avoided Most of the fins on its body (dorsal, pectoral, pelvic, and caudal) have a white tips, from whence the name comes. Great white sharks primarily locate their prey based on smell and sound. It is believed that female white sharks migrate to southern California to give live birth to their offspring.

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Strange Sharks (Creatures of the Deep)

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For example, as mentioned earlier, they aren’t always “shark shaped.” Sharks that live on the ocean floor, such as angel sharks, have flat bodies. That doesn't mean that these modern animals are identical to their ancient versions; on the contrary, they have certainly undergone evolution and changed over the millions of years of their existence. These species often migrate toward the ocean where they live and grow to become adults. Sharks are carnivorous and eat fish (including other sharks) as well as larger animals such as seals.

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Limnological Analysis

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The statistics speak for themselves, the number of fatalities is second only to the great white shark and the death rate from attacks is high. While out on your trip you will see many of the historic sites and natural beauty of the Charleston Harbor…Castle Pinckney, Fort Sumter, Fort Moultry, Battery Park, Crab Bank Bird Preserve and the Ravenel Bridge. Most scientists have not been able to predict why and where sharks attacks.

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Shark!: True Stories and Lessons from the Deep

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It has been estimated that there are about 100 shark attacks worldwide per year. A shark that is often seen taking part in a symbiotic relationship with the pilot and remora fish is the oceanic white tip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus). Bull Sharks typically prefer warmer waters, but are not unknown around here. They can hear and smell their prey from many kilometres away and start to move towards their prey. As sharks are generally slow growing, late maturing, and produce relatively few young, the fishery requires careful management.

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The Fisheries of North America: An Illustrated Guide to

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Learn about special member discounts and features. Even we have lost a few over time for no apparent reason. Scientists currently recognise around 30 families and 370 species of sharks, plus 38 species of ghost or Chimaera sharks. Actually they couldn’t eat a person no matter how hard they tried to. For example, when the pool or lake where they live dries up, lungfish can survive while buried in the mud, extracting oxygen from the air. The mako shark, also called shortfin mako shark or blue pointer, is the fastest of all shark species, and can reach an average speed of 22 mph, though scientists have found one particularly spry specimen traveling at an astonishing 43 mph.