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    Neoceratodus – * Neoceratodus is commonly known as Australian lung fish. *It is described as “living fossil” as it has undergone little changes during nearly 300 million years. *It is found in rivers and pools of Australia. *The Australian Lungfish is a long, heavy bodied freshwater fish with five pairs of gills and fins which resemble flippers.…

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    with an excellent sense of hearing and have developed highly complex communication systems. Killer whales are immediately recognizable by their distinctive black-and-white coloring, when you see these magnificent creatures many people immediately get the idea of Shamu from SeaWorld and the tricks they preform, most people don’t remember that that captivity is limiting the whale’s freedom and life. Captivity is not only taking away and damaging these animals mental and physical health, it is also…

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    Dolphin Hunting Methods

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    are known to be social creatures and prefer to live in pods or groups (Marine Mammal Center). The socialness of dolphins plays a big role in their ability to hunt as pods, which is favored by dolphins. Anatomy There are a few parts of dolphins’ anatomy that must be clarified. The end of a dolphin 's tail should be referred to as their flukes. The formal definition of the flukes are the triangular flippers at the end of the tail. A dolphin’s upper fin is the dorsal fin, which is the most easily…

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    Blackfish, female whales are dominant and set the tone and friendships in a group of whales. Some of these whales do not get along as well as others. Problems occur in these tanks and whales are known for hurting each other. As seen in Blackfish, some whales rake each other with their teeth, leaving huge cuts that bleed and eventually scar. A very low percentage of whale’s experience dorsal fin collapse out in the wild. These few cases in the wild are due to old age, stress, and other…

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    Classification – Chondrichthyes is a class that contains the cartilaginous fishes: they are jawed vertebrates with paired fins, paired nares, scales, a heart with its chambers in series, and skeletons made of cartilage rather than bone. The kingdom of a grey nurse shark is Animalia because the grey nurse shark is a multicellular animal. The phylum is Chordata because it is a large animal that includes vertebrates . The class is Chondrichthyes because it has a cartilaginous skeleton. The order…

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    Case Study Of Seaworld

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    find dolphins at SeaWorld, but they don’t attract as many people as the orcas. Dolphins are fast swimmers like orcas, but not faster; they can swim up to 20 miles per hour. Researchers say the main reason why they are slower is because of the size difference between the two; orcas are obviously bigger than dolphins, therefore, faster swimmers. According to the Black Fish documentary, SeaWorld has been providing false information about orcas. For an example, SeaWorld states the normal…

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    Blue Whales Habitat

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    The blue whale is the largest animal in the world weighing in at 180 tonnes and an average of 30m in length. The blue whale is part of the Chordata phylum as it body possesses a notochord, an endostyle, pharyngeal slits and a post anal tail. The blue whales body is a blue-greyish colour on the top and on its underbelly it is somewhat lighter. The blue whale has a long and tapering body that is muscular when compared with other whales. Its head it a flat U-shape and has a ridge that runs from the…

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    The Traditional Zoo: Redefined Scratch marks the length of the body, spilling copious amounts of blood. Held captive in a dark metal box over night. Put on display during the day for other’s amusement. This may seem to describe the victim of abduction or a hate crime, yet it describes the life of an orca in captivity. Orcas are captured out of the wild and forced to do tricks in order to get their food. Their lifespans are drastically shortened and their dorsal fins no longer stand straight up.…

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    Black, or Mediterranean Sea, even on the Amazon River, you will see dolphins. Take a trip to Hawaii or a trip to the U.K. or maybe South America dolphins are everywhere around the world. Can’t take a long trip? Then go to your local aquarium, dolphins are often given homes there. The best time of the day to watch a dolphin is possibly anytime. I personally would go before dark. There was this one time it was a late summer day and my family and I went to Laguna Beach; we went for a walk, shoes…

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    compared to in the wild. In the wild, an orca’s lifespan is thirty to fifty years. Males in the wild usually live to be somewhere in between sixty and seventy, and females usually live to be somewhere in between eighty and over one-hundred. (“SeaWorld of Hurt”). This is a tremendous difference compared to orcas in captivity because the median age for them is just nine years. In fact, forty-four orcas have died at SeaWorld before the age of thirty. Also, ninety percent of the whales that were…

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