Why killer whales attack other whales
By: Danielle Friedl
Killer whales, otherwise known as Orcas, are actually the largest members of the dolphin family, and as such are not whales at all. They are the great hunters of the ocean, often being compared to wolves for their hunting ability and desire to remain in...
By: Lynette Alice
Studying the migratory patterns of the Gray Whale (Eschrichtus robustus) is a fascinating journey. The reasoning and nature of the patterns they repeat throughout their life span is as amazing as it is predictable. The Gray Whale is a creature of habit seeking a steady...
Mating habits of the Lemon shark
By: Vicki Niedzielska
The Lemon Shark is one of the larger shark species, and gets its name from the browny yellow coloring of its skin. It grows to between 8 and 13 feet in size, and is a nocturnal shark. Unlike many other sharks, it can rest motionless...
Eating habits of Great White sharks
By: Danielle Friedl
The Great White Shark. Carcharodon carcharias. Jaws. He is the legendary great eater of the oceanic deep and the very name conjures up images of a mindless flesh-tearing killer. Second only to the Orca in its position to the top of the food chain, the...
By: D. Victor
The bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) is regarded as one of the most dangerous sharks to human beings. It is named the bull shark because of its stout appearance and aggressive behaviour. The behaviour of the bull shark is also characterised as unpredictable. It is instructive...
Physical characteristics of the Hammerhead shark
By: Danielle Friedl
The silhouette of the Hammerhead shark is one of the most recognizable shapes in the entire ocean. There are nine known species of Hammerhead shark, all extremely aggressive predators. Three of the species can be dangerous to humans because of their ability to attack ferociously...
Behavior of the Bull shark
By: Danielle Friedl
One of the most dangerous sharks to human beings - the bull shark. This feisty and extremely aggressive fish is among the three sharks most likely to attack a human being in the shallows, the other two being the great white and the tiger shark...
By: James Johnson
The Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is a filter feeding shark, meaning it filters food through its gills rather than attacking and killing prey. Though reaching up to about 40 feet (over 12 metres) long, it frightens many people. It is the second-largest shark (after another...
Physical attributes of the Goblin shark
By: Danielle Friedl
Aside from the hammerhead shark the goblin shark has to be one of the more bizarre-looking sharks in the world's oceans. A deep-sea shark, the goblin was first discovered off the shores of Japan in the 1800s by Japanese fishermen and, though it can be...
By: Jonte Rhodes
The Blacktip shark is a common sight in many areas of the world, where it is regularly encountered by fishermen and divers alike. The species takes its name from the black markings on the tips of its dorsal, pectoral and lower tail fin, which is...

 

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