Beneath the Surface The Ocean is a miraculous place filled to the brim with foreign creatures and wondrous wildlife. From the Great Orcas of the Antarctic waters to the minuscule plankton, these marine life conquer the ocean's depths, but it's not just the creatures that reside here. Coral occupy their fair
Fig 1.0- shows rocky shore The varying levels of the tides create a very complicated microhabitat for the organisms. The organism must adapt to both underwater and terrestrial conditions in order to thrive.
First off, are the squid's ginormous eyes which are so big that they are the largest eyes of any animal on the earth, as big as 30 centimeters across (1). That is about 3 times the diameter of an average sized dinner plate. These huge eyes give the squid the ability to absorb more light so that they can see in the deep, dark ocean (1). It is exactly like how human's pupils expand in the dark. On the same topic of sight, the coloring of giant squids change from the ocean's surface to the deep sea (1). At the surface, squid appear pink or reddish orange, but in the deep water they look silvery or gold (1). This change in coloring no doubt is an adaptation to deep sea life, probably for concealment purposes. One of the squid's more unique body parts is their funnel; this is located underneath the squid's body and propels the squid by pumping water, obviously a remarkable adaptation for underwater life (1). The giant squid also has several body parts that help the squid feed. These are as following: feeding tentacles that capture the food, arms that guide the food from the tentacle to the beak, and the beak that slices the food into smaller pieces that the squid can consume (1). Giant squids are full of remarkable features beneficial for their
The creatures we have found is the Yeti Crab.the yeti crab is white and has furry arms (lines 113-144)(page 205). The second creature they found was the spider crab, the spider crab has spider like legs and lives by hydro-thermal vents and cold seeps.there are more than just two, there are hundreds.
To begin with, if I was currently an advocate for the environment and animals I would first focus on the Orcas, or killer whales, at theme parks, specifically Sea World. First of all, Sea World is inhumane. Five of the Orcas currently at sea world were “whale-napped” from the oceans they called home. For example, Tilikum, one of the most know whales in the Sea World franchise, is now thirty-two years old. He was captured at the age of two by, which means he has been in captivity for thirty years. And, before anyone says Tilikum was injured so they “rescued” him I want to say that it is fact that Tilikum was not injured. He was taken from his family and confined to a tiny tank just so people could make a hefty profit. Also, if the Orcas are
1.2 Organisms and Species Distribution The Sublittoral is the region of the ocean below the low tide limit and extends all the way to the edge of the continental shelf. This zone is submerged permanently despite the turn of the tides and the intra/interspecific competition for space is extreme. Organisms in this region rarely experience intense sun or air exposure and organisms such as blue
Unlike the yeti, though just as elusive, the yeti crab is no creature of fable. The yeti crab, also known as Kiwa hirsuta, has introduced not only a new species of crustaceans, but an entirely new and unique genus as well. The genus Kiwa was chosen after the Polynesian goddess
These aspcts help them with being able to kill and strike their prey. Another way they adapt is that they can hunt their prey under water. They can also smell seals from over a mile away. They can adapt to cold weather because of their very thick fur.They also have white fur which helps them be able to camouflage into snowy surroundings. They also have black fur which absorbs heat from the sun.They also have blubber which helps them stay warm when they go swimmimg in the ocean. They also have fur on their feet which helps keep their feet warm.They also have webbed feet and an oily coat which is water
The Humboldt squid, or the red devil, obtains nutrients by herding fish against the rocks. They then flash red and white to disorient their prey and make them easier to catch. They pull their prey into their mouths with their barbed tentacles and tear it apart using their sharp parrot-like
Boston’s Ocean Prime serves upscale and tantalizing steaks and seafood with globally inspired flavors in its sophisticated and relaxing restaurant. A selection from the raw bar, the Hamachi crudo sushi roll with pickled mango and sesame ginger vinaigrette or the Sonoma goat cheese ravioli with mushrooms make exceptional starter choices. Some of Ocean Prime’s specialty entrée dishes include the Chilean sea bass with champagne truffle sauce, the Duroc pork chop with apricot sherry jus and the Freebird Farms chicken with lemon pan jus, all of which can be accompanied by sides like parmesan truffle fries, roasted brussels sprouts and chophouse corn. Prime steaks, like filet mignon, ribeye and strip steaks, come with your choice of “accessories”,
Figure 01: Ocean depth layers (http://e08595.medialib.glogster.com/) The Deep sea ecosystem has been classified as the largest ecosystem compared to all other ecosystems within the world (Martin, 2003). The main characteristics of this ecosystem is that it experiences very low oxygen levels, the water temperature is extremely cold, the pressure within this area is very high and sunlight do not penetrate to these depths. The species that do live within this environment are highly adapted to these harsh conditions such as the Cookie-cutter Shark (Isistius brasiliensis) (Figure 02). This essay will mainly focus on the Cookie-cutter Shark as well as
Paddling in Paradise – Deep Cove When the sun is shining and the water is calm there is no better city escape than launching your kayak from Deep Cove, in North Vancouver. Say Nuth Khaw Yum Provincial Park (aka Indian Arm Provincial Park) protects the shores of this amazing 18 kilometer fjord extending from Burrard Inlet in Vancouver. Once heavily glaciated the park now features old growth forest, rugged shoreline, numerous creeks, waterfalls and the spectacular 50-metre-high Granite Falls.
In 2004, the giant squid had been discovered in deep, inky waters (Schembri 1). These creatures had frequently been misconstrued as monsters throughout history, in sailors’ yarns, wives tales, and even official reports. With a length of 40 to 42 feet, the leap of faith does not seem so difficult. (Giant 1) Giant squids are not known anymore to sink ships like their Kraken persona, but they are extremely territorial, even fighting sperm whales to protect their homes (Coppens 4). Despite being capable of eating just about anything with meat on it, Giant Squids mainly feed on small fish and clams (Schembri 1). For millennia, the giant squid lived in the realm of legends. Its existence lied in the study of cryptozoology, or “the pursuit of wildlife
The Caribbean Reef Squid, Sepioteuthis Sepioidea, is one of the most exotic and alienated creatures in the ocean. Being one of the most intelligent invertebrates, they only get to about 12-20cm in length and have torpedo-shaped bodies with 10 tentacles “fixed to its head”, and are arranged in a circle around its mouth. The Reef squid is fairly common, especially around Florida, Bermuda, South America, and the Bahamas, and travel in schools (4-30) and aren’t scared of divers, if not curious about them.
Giant squids are different because of the way they look and their way of life. For example, giant squids have the “largest eyes of any animal on earth-great light absorbing capacity” (Database). Their two eyes have a diameter of about 30 centimeters, which is about the size of a basketball. Another cool feature of the squid is the funnel. The funnel is “located beneath the squid’s body, or mantle. [It] pumps water, creating jet propulsion, and