Most everyone thinks sharks eat just about everything but that is just not the case. Most sharks eat smaller fish. Larger sharks prey on seals, sea lions, squid, octopus, and rays. Sharks do not usually hunt humans. When they attack a person it is usually just a mistaken identity. Or
“No man knows the value of innocence and integrity but he who has lost them.” This compelling quote from William Godwin shows the importance of integrity, guilt, and most importantly, innocence. Innocence, is the exact opposite of guilt, wrong, sin, and disgrace. Joan Bauer is the author of the extraordinary short story, “The Truth About Sharks.” This realistic fiction short story has a shocking ending where the main protagonist, Beth changes her point of view about guilt and innocence. One sunny day, a young girl by the name of Beth traveled one day to “Mitchell Gail’s,” which is her “go to” store. Beth needs to purchase clothes for her Uncle Al’s birthday party. As she browses through clothes she meets a friendly employee whose name is Hannah.
With a body like a torpedo and a mouth like a black hole, it’s nearly impossible to not think about this miraculous predator as you float on the surface of the great blue sea. Even though the great white is virtually the perfect predator, an attack on a human is
Great hammerhead sharks appear to adapt well to their environments. One of their capabilities is that they are opportunistic predators and are willing to eat anything they can get their hands on to help them survive. Consequently, one concern would be the changes in temperature in the water. The hammerhead does not seem to adapt well to the cooler waters.
There are three different types of sharks responsible for the many USS Indianapolis crew fatalities. One of them is the oceanic white tip. The oceanic white tip shark is one of the five most dangerous sharks according to arkive.org (2006). It has a stocky build. It also has a short, bluntly rounded snout with powerful jaws. The oceanic white tip has a large, rounded first dorsal fin and long, wide, paddle-like pectoral fins. The dorsal, pelvic, and caudal fins on this type of shark are white. The oceanic white tip can be up to 396 centimeters and weigh up to 167.4 kilograms. Therefore, it typically dominates when it comes to eating bony fishes, stingrays, sea turtles, dead whales, and dead dolphins. The oceanic white tip shark can dive 150 meters below sea level in their warm, tropical water. The white tip shark mates in early summer and can have one to five young. Another shark responsible for the many fatalities of the USS
Sharks generally have a small brain in comparison to their body weight. Among sharks hammerheads have a relatively large brain-body weight ratio. Sharks differ form most other fish in several ways. Sharks have a boneless skeleton made of cartilage that is a tough elastic substance. Most sharks have a rounded body shaped like a torpedo. This shape helps them swim efficiently. Hammerheads are especially good swimmers because of the hydrodynamic function of their head. All sharks are carnivorous. Most eat live fish, including other sharks. Most sharks eat their prey whole, or tear off large chunks of flesh at a time.
Blacktip Reef sharks are unique organisms that appear as the way their name describes it. The sharks have black tips on its caudal and dorsal fins, as well as angled saw-like teeth and a round and small snout. Other fins that this fish has is its two pectoral fins, pelvic fin, and an anal fin. These sharks can grow to be six to seven-feet long and have white bellies and dark backs, this allows the shark to disguise itself with the obscured seafloor and the lighter ocean surface.
1 Lots of people seem to have misconceptions about sharks; they're man-eating killing machines, they're aggressive towards humans; they're unimportant to the ocean's ecosystem. I highly disagree with these notions. In fact, I believe sharks are one of the greatest animals on the planet. Despite the stigma surrounding sharks and
The coloration ranges from pale grey to a dark blackish-brown, making it easier to blend in with its murky surroundings. These sharks are mainly scavengers and usually prey on smaller fish such as skates, eels, herring, and cod. On occasion remains of larger mammals such as seals, moose, polar bears, and reindeer have been found in their stomachs. Its even speculated that these sharks ambush seals, with their ice holes being like beacons. Female Greenland sharks are ovoviviparous, meaning that they retain the developing embryo inside of their bodies to hatch instead of depositing it into the mud. While the gestation period is unknown there are usually 10 pups per litter that are about 90 centimeters long. This shark’s flesh is extremely poisonous due to the presence of the highly toxic chemical trimethylamine oxide (TMAO). The TMAO in the tissues basically acts as a natural antifreeze for the enzymes and proteins in this shark and keeps them from freezing. When the flesh is consumed TMAO is broken down into just trimethylamine. This chemical causes intestinal and neurological distress similar to extreme inebriated. Increased consumption can even lead to
Sharks do kill about 15 people each year. People believe that sharks attack us on purpose, but that is not true. Sharks confuse humans for seals. To a shark below the surface of the water, a surfer’s arms look like a seal’s flippers. A wetsuit or surfboard looks like a seal’s hide (skin) or stomach.
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Shark Intimidation Essay Have you ever been to the great deep ocean and wondered what lies there? If you have wondered, think about sea creatures, sharks, and Great white sharks. Sharks are mysterious interesting fish that are misunderstood, including the great white shark. In the great Deep Ocean lies the great
Since the information on these three infamous sharks, people should be more aware that a shark is just trying to survive and is naturally curious. It does not like human flesh, but if provoked or just out of curiosity it will defend itself. Marine scientists want to see the depletion rate of sharks drop to all time lows. No matter the stigma around the sharks; they are necessary for our oceanic ecosystem. The bull shark, great white, and the hammerhead shark do not need to be poached under any circumstance. Sharks are apex predators and without apex predators the ecosystem gets unbalanced. Save our oceans and the image surrounding our sharks.
Also identified as the Triaenodon Obesus, the Whitetip Reef Shark is one of the most populous sharks in the Indo-Pacific, along with the Gray Reef and Blacktip Reef sharks. The Whitetip Reef Shark grows up to about eight-foot-long and weighs about 44 lbs. It has a gray complexion; distinct gills and its dorsal and caudal fins have a white tip. They also have large eyes that enable them to see in little light. The eyes of the Whitetip Reef Shark along with their sonic senses and ability to use the ampullae of Lorenzini in their snout to detect the electrical charges of their prey is beneficial when they are hunting at night. The Whitetip Reef Shark is found almost exclusively in the caves and crevices of the coral reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific.
If you don't know what a great white shark is you will after you read this. It has a blackish blue back and the bottom of its body is white. It's also a carnivore wich means it eats meat. A great white shark can grow up to 20 feet or more. Now thats big! Most people are afraid of shark but, sharks are tooken the wrong way. They're shark attacks but the sharks are confused when people are surfing. The surfer to the shark looks like a seal so the shark thinks its breakfast. That's how some shark attacks are. A sharks skin is smooth one way but, rougher than sand paper the other way. The shark eyes have two eyelids. One is normal. The other is one is clear because when the shark is eating if it didn't have the clear eyelid food would get in its