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  • Great White Sharks

    Sharks scientific name/ species name is the Carcharodon Carcharias. The Great White Shark is dominant depending on size and sex. Females are normally larger, so they are dominant to male Great Whites. Female Great Whites are normally pregnant for 12-18 months and they give birth to 3-14 5 foot long, live pups at a time. The pups are immediately left to fend for themselves. The Great White shark pups are in an egg, but the egg is hatched inside of the mother and the pups are kept inside of the mother to keep growing before they are birthed into the water. The classification system for the Great Whites is, Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Chondrichthyes, Subclass: Elasmobranchii, Suborder: Selachimorpha, Order:Lamniformes, Family: Lamnidae, Genus: Carcharodon, Species: C.…

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  • Essay On Great White Sharks

    Kingdom: Animalia. Essentially all animals that have ever existed fall under Animalia. Phylum: Chordata. Organisms that have at least at some stage of development a notochord (a supportive rod-like structure made from cartilage), a central nervous system located in the back, and openings for water to pass over the gills. Class: Chondrichthyes. Jawed fish with paired fins, paired nostrils, scales, two-chambered hearts, and skeletons made of cartilage (rather than bone). Order: Lamniformes.…

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  • Autobiography Of A Shark Essay

    Sharks are vicious creatures that have very distinct, intelligent ways of finding food, and have been on earth for 400 million years. These interesting animals get their prey in three stages, and the first is sensing and finding their prey. When a shark gets hungry, it will use every single one of its senses to find food. Lateral lines running down the sides of their body allow them to sense vibrations and pulses in the water. Not only that, but sharks also have small pores in their snout…

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  • Essay On Cuttlefish

    The cuttlefish is a very unique animal in its own ways. Its habitat is the ocean but the ocean is home to many other organisms. The Cuttlefish is not a very vicious animal, and it is also not a fighter. There are predators that can eat the cuttlefish, like every organism but like many other organisms it has its very own defense mechanisms. The main defense mechanism of a cuttlefish is its camouflaged skin. It is very amazing because if you put a cuttlefish in bowl with stripes that…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Bloody Sharks

    Bloody sharks, http://www.care2.com/causes/will-the-silky-shark-in-central-america-be-saved-from-extinction.html red stained water and piles of fins. http://www.care2.com/causes/why-is-ups-still-shipping-shark-fins-despite-public-outcry.html It feels like the Taiji dolphin slaughter http://www.care2.com/causes/stand-against-taijis-dolphin-slaughter-and-cetacean-captivity-this-weekend.html all over again, but now the victims are sharks. Horrific images circulating around the web showing…

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  • Shark Cage Diving Case Study

    agrees with Barry D. Bruce when it states that despite the research results there was still not enough data to know for sure if shark cage diving would negatively impact shark populations(2873). Charlie Huveneers at the end of the article writes that from what has been observed there is a possibility that shark cage diving could reduce the over all health and fitness of the shark population at Neptune Islands and recommends for more research to be done(2873). Based on the information from both…

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  • Tiger Shark Structure

    Relationship and general systematics Tiger Shark belongs to the class of cartilaginous fish. Unique to the cartilaginous fish is that their skeleton and the structure is made of cartilage instead of bone. That is, cartilaginous fish such as tiger shark has a very rapid regrowth of lost tissue or whole body parts of their endoskeleton. Tiger shark belonging to the genus Galeocerdo. The genus has lived since the Eocene period, which lasted for about 56-34 million years ago. The genus has always…

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  • An Informative Essay On Great White Sharks

    Great White Sharks Do you know the real facts behind white sharks? I once thought that sharks were evil or something, until I found out the truth behind sharks. Great white sharks are just a regular creature that are misunderstood from what they really are. White sharks are now becoming endangered thanks to humans that misunderstand them. According to Peter Benchmen’s article “Sharks” he stated that the only reason a shark may attack somebody is because the person looks like a wounded fish,…

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  • Shark Week Research Paper

    “No! No! No!Nooooooooooo!!!!” Splash!Gurgerlerg!! That was the heroic sound I made while conquering my fear. Laying on the worn down leather couch, I wrapped myself up in blankets. It was around 7:30 p.m. and I was ready to have FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT. It was my Dad’s turn to choose the movie. “We’re going to watch JAWS after we watch an episode of Shark Week” My dad said in his Dad way. Being 8 at the time I had no idea what JAWS was, but I knew it was an old movie since my Dad got to see it as a…

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  • Bull Shark Research Paper

    The first time I saw Jaws was a life-changing experience. I stopped taking baths (and I don't think I am the only one). So, when I found out about a man who has found (and continues to find) new sharks, I jumped in….to the story, not the ocean. Apparently, Dave Ebert travels to Taiwan because of a certain fish market. That market has dished him at least 10 new sharks, not yet documented. However, what’s really weird to me is that sharks have been around way longer than crocodilians. They have…

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