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  • Swimming In The Whale Sharks
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    The Whale Shark At a whopping forty-six feet and a massive fifteen tons, you can see why the whale shark is called they whale shark. The whale shark is the biggest shark and the biggest fish in the ocean (The Whale Shark Bibliography - Tethys Marine). As you can see it is not a whale. It has a mouth, which is around 4 feet wide. Its mouth is at the front of the head and not underside like most sharks. On this massive giant, are a wide flat head, a rounded snout, small eyes, five gill slits, two ...
  • Afraid Of The Great White Shark
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    The Great White Shark The Great White Shark is arguably the most frightening shark to all humans. First, the teeth are almost like a knife, and they are sharp enough to saw through wood. They are probably the main reason why humans are afraid of the Great White Shark. Second, the Great White is between 12-16 feet long, and can grow up to 19-21 feet. There is another main reason why the Great White is the most feared predator by humans. Next, another reason most people are afraid of the predator ...
  • Six Ton Basking Shark
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    Among the masters of the sea, lies a sluggish monster. Cetorhinus maximus is just that, although more generally known as the Basking shark. This interesting animal has some unusual characteristics which include its physical, behavioral, reproductive, and feeding attributes. Other details about the Basking shark, consist of its habitat, distribution among the waters, ecological relationships, and research being done on this gentle shark. Basking sharks have been known to range from between twenty...
  • Live Fish Including Other Sharks
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    SHARKS Sharks are one of the most feared carnivores in the sea. There are 365 species of of sharks in the sea as we know today. All sharks are carnivores. Most of them eat live fish, including other sharks. A shark's most common natural enemy is an another shark. Most sharks eat their prey whole, or they tear off large chunks of the bodies. Some sharks crush their prey. Others take out small pieces off flesh from large fish. Sharks also feed on dead or dying animals. Sharks have the reputation o...
  • First Two Seasons Of The Sharks
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    The San Jose Sharks are one of the most popular teams in the The Shark's franchise began in the spring of 1990. When the NHL approved of George and Gordon Gund to sell the Minnesota North Stars to Dallas. In return for the rights to an expansion team in San Jose to began play in the 1991-1992 season. On July 30, 1990 there was a "Name the Team" sweepstakes that drew over 5,700 entries from all over the world. The winner received tickets to the '92 All-star Game. On September 6, 1990 the team ann...
  • Different Kinds Of Species Of Sharks
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    Although sharks belong to the class Chondrichtyes, there are many different types. Sharks arose about 350 million years ago and have remained virtually unchanged for the past 70 million years and still comprise a dominant group. It is thought that sharks almost certainly evolved from placoderms, a group of primitive jawed fishes. It took a long series of successful and unsuccessful mutations with fin, jaw positions etc to give us all the different designs of sharks around today. When asked to dr...
  • Most Common Shark
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    About All Sharks BY. SHAUN LEVY SHARK FAMILIES: There are more then 350 know species of sharks today, which can all be placed under 8 scientific orders that contain 30 families. They a replaced into these categories by their shared characteristics, this is called taxonomy. The more closely related species are placed in another family in the order. SQUAINIFORMES: The angel shark as they are commonly known are characterized by their RAY like flattened bodies. This order has one family which is cal...
  • Causes Great White Sharks
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    The sea is an ocean of mysteries, and none of them is more fascinating to me than the creature that some call 'man-eater' or 'white death'. It is the vision of terror summoned by an active imagination when one swims out too far from shore, a vision that evokes mankind's collective nightmare of being eaten alive. It is Carcharodon carcharias; it is the Great White Shark. What do Great White Sharks look like The Greek name, (Genus species) for the Great White Shark is Carcharodon carcharias car ch...
  • Interesting Facts About Tiger Sharks Shark Eggs
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    CLASSIFICATION: The Argentine Horned Frog comes from the Leptodactylidae kingdom. Some of it's closest relatives include the Budget, Amazonian, and Chaco an Horned Frogs. HABITAT: The Argentine Horned Frog is found in South America, specifically Argentina, Southern Brazil, and Uruguay. It inhabits the very warm, moist floors of the rainforest. ADAPTATIONS: A full grown male frog will generally grow to reach 10 cm, length & width. However, a full grown female can grow to be a whopping 12 cm, slig...
  • Sharks Unlike Other Fish
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    Classification of Dogfish sharks Kingdom Animalia (animals) Phylum Chordata SubPhylum Vertebrata (vertebrates) Class Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish) Subclass - Elasmobranch ii (sharks and rays) Order - Squaliformes (dogfish sharks) Family Squalid ae Genus Squalls Species acanthias Introduction Sharks are fish that have been around longer then dinosaurs have existed. They live in waters all over the world, in every ocean, and even in some rivers and lakes. Sharks, unlike other fish, have no b...
  • Great White Shark
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    The Great White shark, also known as the white death, is considered the most dangerous shark in the waters. The Great White has a conical instead of a flattened snout, black eyes, and large, serrated, arrowhead-shaped teeth. The upper and lower lobes of the tail are almost equal in size, and the body is blue or brown-gray, not white, except on its belly. The Great White is found in temperate waters throughout the worlds oceans, and it is important, though not common, predator in California's coa...
  • 400 Species Of Sharks
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    Leopard Shark (Triakis semifascicata) Family Carcharhinidaes (requiem sharks). Order Chiamydoselachiformes The Leopard Shark (Triakis semifascicata) is in the Family of Carcharhinidaes (requiem sharks). Carcharhinidaes are the largest family of sharks in numbers. This family consists of bull sharks, sandbar sharks, tiger sharks, great blue sharks and more. The Leopard shark (Triakis semifascicata) grow to 7 feet and are heavily marked with black crossbars and blotches. Their teeth are short, bro...
  • Hope For Cancer Cure The Basking Shark
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    The Basking Shark: Hope for the Future Introduction - What are the biological characteristics, habitat, and value of basking sharks I. Interrelated life forms populate the oceans. A. Photoplankton synthesize food. 1. Using carbon dioxide 2. Dissolving minerals 3. Collecting sunlight energy B. Small fish consume photoplankton. C. Zooplankton eats minute plants. 1. Sea worms 2. Jellyfish 3. Crustaceans D. Food chain ends with large creatures. 1. Whales 2. Sharks E. Some of the largest creatures fe...
  • Great White And Tiger Shark
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    SHARKS There are more that 250 species of sharks, ranging from the harmless whale shark to the ferocious great white. I will describe the feeding habits and localities of the three greatly known to mankind: the great white shark (Carcharodon Carcharias), the tiger shark (Galeocerdo Cuvier i), and the bull shark (Carcharhinus Leucas). The great white shark, known as Car chardon Carcharias, feeds regularly on marine mammals, such as seals, sea lions, otters, dolphins, and whales. Samuel Gruber in ...
  • Sharks And Other Animals
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    Sharks are very interesting animals. There are over 370 species of sharks. Sharks are on the top of the food chain. They " re the alto met water predator. The shark only has one bone in its body, there teeth. The rest is made out of cartilage. The sharks swallow there food whole. They can be both nocturnal and diurnal. The shark in the egg is called the embryo. It keeps growing until the tip of the sharks mouth breaks through the shell. They " re teeth are razor sharp. They are constantly growin...
  • Shark Attacks
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    EGTETFTFThesis: Sharks should be conserved because they are an important part of the ocean, attacks are often incidental, and human behavior influences the behavior of sharks. I. Sharks are essential for survival of ocean life. A. Sharks are a vital part of medical research 1. Cartilage extracts slowed the growth of tumors in cancer patients. 2. Corneas of sharks have replaced the damaged corneas of humans. B. Sharks are an indispensable food source. 1. Shark liver oil is a major source of vitam...
  • Shape Of A Shark
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    Out of all the species walking, flying, slithering or swimming, there aren't many who have been around as long, survived as well, or come in so many shapes and kinds as the shark. The earliest evidences of sharks are isolated spines, teeth and scales that appeared about 430 million years ago in the Silurian Period, known as the 'Age of Fishes'. Sharks have a sleek, streamlined design which helps them swim without using up a lot of energy. They certainly need to conserve their energy because they...
  • Range The Tiger Shark
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    Tiger Sharks The tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, is a large (up to 18 ft) predator found in tropical and subtropical waters world wide. Tiger sharks are one of the three main shark species known to attack humans, and are responsible for most shark attacks in Hawaii. Less than one shark attack occurs per year on average in Hawaii (compared to an annual average of 40 thousand drowning) and most's attacks are non-fatal. This attack rate is surprisingly low considering that thousand of people swim, ...
  • Large Greenland Shark
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    Sharks live in almost every part of the oceans, from coastal environments to deep-sea habitats. They also live in the warm waters of the tropics to the cold frigid waters of the polar region. The Greenland shark, also known as somniousus Microcephalus, lives in the dark, cold waters of the North Atlantic (I 65). The Greenland shark belongs to the order Squaliforms, more usually known as dogfish sharks. There are 70 species in this order, which includes the spied sharks, spiny dogfish, Sleeper sh...
  • Fins Of A Shark
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    Shark fining; little is known about this controversial issue. We see sharks in movies, Horror flicks where everyone dies from shark attacks, and News broadcasts of shark attacks and fatalities. With all this propaganda, who cares if they fin them for food, right? Fining: the practice of removing the fins of a shark and dumping its carcass back into the ocean is a wasteful and unsportsmanlike practice that could lead to over fishing of shark resources. That is one of the points that are the sense...

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