Thursday, July 22, 2010

I'm back with new facts

Hi I'm back and I have new facts! Good to be back but lets get to the facts and here they are.
(I'm doin' this myself )

"We study Sharks the same way wildlife biologist's study animal's on land. We look at how they interact with the oceans, seas and waters where they live, however this study of sharks requires more complex technology. A remotely operated vehicle has been used at depths of 1,000-2,000 to view and study their behavior pattern, habitat selection and foraging behavior. Multi beam sonar maps are used to give large-scale geographical landscape. A census will include data on species, their abundance and behavior patterns, habitat selection and foraging behavior."

Fact: "Sharks eat periodically depending upon their metabolism and the availability of food. For example, juvenile lemon sharks eat less than 2% of their body weight per day."

See you tomorrow!



  1. Great fact, Oscar!
    I'm curious to know which is your favorite species of shark?

  2. That's a tough one! I like all the sharks but if I have to choose one then it would be the Great White. The Whale Shark is better than the Basking Shark - its not as big as the whale shark and it eats crill too, but I like the patterns on the whale sharks body.

    The Great White is my favourite because it does a lot of things other sharks can't do. For example, the Great White shark lifts its head out of the water to see its prey, like a seal on a rock. I think that's cool! And that's only ONE of the things Great Whites can do!

    Thanks for asking Fern!! What's your favourite shark?

  3. Hrmmm...great answer, Oscar!
    I too, love the Great White. I'm not sure if you've seen the movie Oceans, but there is a scene at the end where a scuba diver swims along side a Great White and it was so beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes!
    That being said, I'd have to say my favorite shark is the Hammerhead. Mostly, because I think they're often misunderstood (like all sharks). People think that Hammerheads especially are an ugly species and I think they are stunning.
    I also have a soft spot for the Nurse Shark, simply because they are the only (?) shark that can breathe without swimming. They lodge themselves in between rocks in a current and let the water flow over their gills to breathe.