By: Christopher Chatterton
Behavior habits of the Beluga whale:Physiology, diet and predators:The Beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas), also known as the White Whale is a beautifully pure white-coloured animal, belonging to the Monodontidae family of whales.This rather unique family also comprises the Narwhal or 'tusked whale' (Monodon monoceros)...
By: Christopher Chatterton
Carcharodon carcharias, otherwise known as the Great White', is probably the world's most instantly recognisable shark. However, its fearsome appearance with rows of serrated white teeth and soulless black eyes, have unfairly led to its notoriety as a man-eater.This couldn't be further from the...
By: Christopher Chatterton
Ecology of the Beaked Whale: There is no one species in taxonomic classification that is referred to as a 'Beaked Whale'. That is to say that the term Beaked Whale refers to several types of whale that have shared characteristics, including appearance, feeding strategies and...
Behavior of the Basking shark
By: Carol H. Morgan
The basking shark, "cetorhinus maximus," are the world's second largest fish after the whale shark. The species is a coastal-pelagic shark, found world wide in temperate waters, though they prefer waters between (46 and 57 F). They get the name "basking shark" from one...
Eating habits of Great White sharks
By: Carol H. Morgan
The great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, is considered an apex predator and is at the top of the oceanic food chain. Known for its predation the great white makes use of a great range of prey for its diverse diet. Its weight at up to...
By: Jonte Rhodes
The Greenland shark belongs to the same family as dogfish, and can be found in the deepest parts of the Atlantic. Reaching lengths of 6.5m it is also one of the largest predatory shark species in the world, as well as one of the...
Physical characteristics of the Hammerhead shark
By: Carol H. Morgan
The hammerhead shark is probably the most recognizable fish in the ocean with many of its traits such as facial characteristics, size and behavior quite unique. Hammerhead sharks, "Sphyrna sphyrnidae," are aggressive predators found in warm waters along coastlines and continental shelves. This protected...
By: Carol H. Morgan
The bull shark, carcharhinus leucas, is a shark common worldwide in warm shallow waters along coasts and rivers. The bull shark is known for its unpredictability, and often aggressive behavior. Scientists agree that since they are common in shallow waters, the bull shark is especially...
By: Carol H. Morgan
The goblin shark mitsukurina, owstoni, is a deep-sea shark that has a face that might give children nightmare. The head, of the goblin shark is extremely unorthodox as it is one of the most distinctive fish in the ocean. Very little is known about the...
By: Carol H. Morgan
The beluga whale, being named joingtly from "Delphinapterus" (meaning whale without fins) and "lecuas"(meaning white) is a pure white whale sometimes in fact sometimes referred to as simply the "White whale." There are only two members of the species, one being the "monodontidae,"...

 

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