It’s a beautiful day at the beach, the sun is shining down on you as you float and drift on top of the waves. As you lay there without a care in the world, you are suddenly interrupted by a massive swarm of jellyfish; also known as a bloom. Not only does this send you into sudden terror, it also causes a much bigger threat to the ecosystem below you. The excessive growth of jellyfish swarm drastically lowers the population of fish eggs in the ecosystem. Because of this, fishermen lose millions of dollars. People in local communities are figuring out ways to solve this mass production.
My species is the Ocellaris Clownfish! This is the one that looks like Nemo on Finding Nemo. Its body is an oval shape and has three vertical white stripes outlined with a fine black line. They are saltwater fish and live in an anemone. They live in a core habitat. They have symbiotic relationship with the sea anemone. The anemone gets pesits it doesn't want living on it off of it, and the clown fish gets protection from the tentacles of the anemone. Young clownfish have difficulty finding an anemone to live in. The young clownfish begins at the bottom of the social ladder when it enters an anemone. It is often the victim of aggression by other clownfish. Clownfish are a very social group. They like to live in colonies.There are two types of
A recent study by Facebook states that “Facebook estimates that between 5.5% and 11.2% of accounts are fake. ”(TNW), and this is just facebook. Out of all social media sites and other account based websites people are masking their identities every day. Having the option to change a person's identity, is the scariest thing in the world to me, and it's even more scary because the internet is a vast abyss that can be manipulated into anything anybody wants it to be. Physically, identities are fixed, but digitally they aren't but the users creation, whether that be factual identities or not.
Most people would not appreciate a stranger walking into their home unannounced, taking their food, and making themselves at home. That is exactly what lionfish are doing along the Florida coastline. Lionfish are an invasive species that need to be contained. The reefs that they consistently invade off of the coast of the Florida are not the lionfish's natural habitat. This invasive species takes shelter and resources out of the reef that other species need to survive, and they destroy the environment around them. Humans have complicated the balance of the ecosystem by introducing lionfish, and now they need to help rectify the situation.
At New Melones Reservoir, despite the continuing snow melt, the water level dropped another foot last week. The water clarity is good and the temperature is slowly coming up, now averaging 76 to 81-degrees. Trout are showing signs of schooling over deep water and feeding on shad minnows. Trollers have been finding trout at 40 to 60 feet with Speedy Shiners, Needlefish, and ExCel lures. Night fishermen have been doing well by anchoring over fairly deep water and lowering their light to about 20 feet. This attracts plankton, which in turn, attracts shad, which will attract larger fish. Live minnows and nightcrawlers are choice baits. The kokanee numbers may be down, but the quality is good with some going 15 to 18 inches. Bladed lures may work well in deeper water as they create vibration which will attract fish. Scented corn on each hook is important. Big trout winner at Glory Hole Sports was, again, Bob James, of Murphys, with a 2-pound rainbow caught at 55 feet in the main lake. Big catfish winner was John Tennant, of Twain Harte, with an 11-pound, 15-ounce fish caught with sardine bait in the main lake. Bass fishing is good for those who specialize in that type of fishing. Hayden Lee, of Angels Camp, recently caught a 10 pound Largemouth Bass on a topwater lure and he had no net in the boat. He and a friend were able to boat the fish for photos before release.
Fugu is a fish caught off the Pacific shores of Japan. The fish has held a special significance for me ever since my mother died after eating one. The poison resides in the sex
An entire new world, different from our own exists beneath the surface of our oceans. This life is full of color, shapes, sizes, wonder, and even darkness. Much of this life has yet to be explored but we still know that beneath the waves exist the most beautiful creatures and the most bizarre. Magical areas such as the coral reef and mysterious areas such as the depths of the ocean are homes to over 700,000 species that live in the ocean. This includes the eighty percent of the ocean that has yet to be explored. Even though there may be separate oceans on this planet, they are still interconnected by a body of salt water. No area of the ocean is the same, which brings us to the wonderful fact that so many different species are able to flourish
The first time I felt the recoil of a shotgun coincide with the simultaneous drop and flop of a turkey I knew I was hooked. This was all the way back in the fall of 2005 when I shot my very first turkey alongside my father. That day started an addiction that has since intensified and spread to not only turkeys but almost all of Missouri's highly sought after species. Hunting, conservation, and the great outdoors have always been embedded in the hearts of my family. I am no different and plan to dedicate my life to Missouri’s wildlife the same way they have.
On this image, we see the external dorsal side of a preserved crayfish. As part of the largest animal phylum the Arthropoda, the body of the crayfish is segmented, with jointed appendages and exoskeleton. The paired antennae (1) are long appendages located the front of the mouth and modified for help the animal to sense touch and taste. The antennules (2) are shorter, also paired with the same function but they also help to maintain balance. The chelipeds (3) are located on the front of the thorax, and they are responsible for defence and grasping food. On the at ventral part of the thorax, we found four pairs of walking legs (4), with these legs the crayfish changes locations on the bottom of freshwater lakes, streams and also on land. They
One of the most mystifying creatures of the deep blue sea, the cuttlefish is not a fish it is some squid-like mollusks. The cuttlefish has a large out stretched body with its mouth being surrounded by tentacles, giving it the nickname head-footed. Cuttlefish around the world varies from sizes of 15cm to 60cm and weigh from the range of 6lb to 23lb. This creature is found throughout the warm tropical shallows of the ocean to the cold depths of the deep ocean.in order for the cuttlefish to survive they are able to change their body color and they body texture to blend in with different marine environments, while being prey upon dolphin, sharks, seals, cuttlefish, and other big fish. The cuttlefish uses its ability of changing colors to hide itself
Researchers have witness something spectacular. In Enos Lake on Vancouver, similar species of a threespine stickleback fish lived there. One of the species usually lived in the middle of the lake eating zooplankton. The other specie lived in next to the shore eating larval stage insects. Within three years, the two species of the threespine stickleback fish disappeared. Researchers added crayfish into the lake. Researchers documented that within three years, 1994-1997, they saw less and less threespine fish, which they concluded it was the result of interbreeding. According to the University of Faculty of Science British Columbia stated, “The new stickleback fish does not perform all of the functions as its predecessors. The hybrid spends more
This history will lead kids and adults to navigate the waves of imagination, on an exciting adventure, which begins on the seabed and culminates with a fight for life between brave goldfish, captured by a fishing net, and his enemy – the terrible Mr. Cat.
Ever had a disagreement with one of your fishing buds. How some of there ways of fishing maybe better than yours. Or they think there tackle is better than yours. Or they think there way is the only way and that’s how it should be done. Well let me tell you about some disagreements I’ve had with some of my fishing buds.