Eating habits of Great White sharks
By: Jules Pierre
Contrary to what sensationalist movie makers would have us think, humans are not really part of the great white's regular diet. Occasionally we'll flounder around near the shore when the weather's good but great whites generally prefer slightly deeper waters and, here's the good part...
Physical characteristics of the Hammerhead shark
By: Len Morse
The Hammerhead shark (of the Genus "Sphyrna") is one of the most physically unique of the world's ocean-dwelling creatures. A highly evolved carnivore, it is also an excellent hunter usually found in the world's coastal tropical waters. == Body and Head == The solitary Great...
By: Janet Grischy
Many sharks look sinister. The Goblin Shark looks sinister and grotesque. It has a ridiculously long snout, much longer than other sharks have. This sharp-looking soft fleshed "nose", the rostrum, hovers over a collection of pointed teeth in a protractible jaw. Protractible means that the...
Eating habits of the Mako shark
By: Angela Donlon-Gatchell
With speeds reaching 22 miles per hour with short bursts of up to 80 miles per hour, the majestic sleek Mako shark lives comfortably amongst its fellow fast-moving pelagic (ocean ocean) fish. Their knifelike non-serrated teeth cut easily through their prey. The mako have an...
Octopus defense mechanisms
By: Tammy L Mahan
The octopus has a few unique defense mechanisms unlike other ocean dwelling occupants, the octopus is not equipped with sharp teeth or poisonous sting rays. They are however exceptionally strong which works to their advantage when capturing their prey.Octopuses have proven to be highly...
By: Tammy L Mahan
An octopus will only reproduce once during its lifetime. The male octopus will die within a month after releasing the sperm packets in to the female's mantle cavity. The female will spend nearly two months fertilizing, laying the eggs and caring for them before they...
Why killer whales attack other whales
By: Ruth Belena
When Killer Whales were observed by Spanish sailors, who frequently saw them attacking another whale, they described these great creatures as "whale killers". Orcinus orca subsequently became known as the killer whale. The killer whale is an an odontocete, a sharp toothed cetacean, and is...
The intelligence of octopuses
By: Tammy L Mahan
The octopus have very unique defense mechanisms unlike the many other ocean dwelling occupants, the octopus is not equipped with sharp teeth or poisonous sting rays. They are however exceptionally strong which works to their advantage when capturing their prey. Octopuses have proven to be...
An overview of the many species of ocean reef animals
By: M E Skeel
Coral reefs are found in shallow tropical oceans and seas around the world. They are the most diverse and complex marine ecosystems, with an estimated 90% of the species in less than 7% of the total marine area. They are the rainforests of the marine...
By: G E Barr
IMMUNITY IN THE CELL COMMUNITYIn 2004 it was reported that Orectolobus maculatus, a type of shark found in shallow waters of Australian territories and the China Sea, and better known as, Spotted Wobbegong Shark, was found to have a highly evolved immune system. The structure...

 

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