Posts tagged ‘Creature Facts’

August 16, 2014

Shark Week: Day 7

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The Greenland shark smells and tastes of urine. In fact, the Greenland shark’s flesh has such a high concentration of uric acid, a component of urine, that it can only be eaten after it’s been boiled in several changes of water. If the meat is not prepared in this way, it can cause nausea, vomiting, a burning sensation in the mouth, and even coma and death.

Source: http://www.canadiangeographic.ca

August 15, 2014

Shark Week: Day 6

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 On average falling coconuts cause 150 human fatalities every year, that’s 30 times more than sharks.

Source: http://www.bookyourdive.com/

August 13, 2014

Shark Week: Day 4

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Port Jackson Sharks are oviparous, which means that the female lays eggs. The egg case is a tough, dark brown spiral about 7 cm to 8 cm wide and 15 cm long. It is common to see them washed up on beaches. The egg case is soft when laid by the female. She uses her mouth to wedge the egg case into a rock crevice where it hardens, and from which one young shark emerges after ten to twelve months.

Source: http://www.sharkfacts.org

August 12, 2014

Shark Week: Day 3

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Great white sharks eat 11 tons of food a year, while the average human eats closer to half a ton of food each year.

August 11, 2014

Shark Week: Day 2

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Hammerhead Sharks are viviparous, which means pups grow inside the female shark, similar to humans. Unlike humans, the mother gives birth to 20 to 50 live pups at once.

Source: http://www.shark-world.com

August 10, 2014

Shark Week: Day 1

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In Vietnam whale sharks are called “Ca Ong”, which means “Sir Fish”.  Sir Fish is a God that Vietnamese fishermen pray to for protection and a bounty of fish.

Source: http://www.supportoursharks.com/

June 3, 2014

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To make one pound of honey, a colony of bees must visit over 2 million flowers.

Source: http://www.utahcountybeekeepers.org

May 11, 2014

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A female oyster during her lifetime can produce over 100 million young.

Source: http://www.1011now.com