Posts tagged ‘Discovery Channel’

August 10, 2013

Shark Week: Day 7

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The thresher sharks tail makes up for more than 50% of their body. Thresher sharks use their tail to stun prey by cracking it like a whip.

Source: www.livescience.com

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August 9, 2013

Shark Week: Day 6

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Researchers believe that the Megalodon’s biting power had the force of between 10.8 and 18.2 tons enough to crush the skull of a prehistoric whale as easily as a grape.

Source: www.about.com

August 8, 2013

Shark Week: Day 5

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Bull sharks are unusual among sharks as they have developed special adaptations that help them keep salt in their bodies even when they are in freshwater.  Bull sharks have been found swimming in the Mississippi River as far north as Illinois as well as upstream in many other rivers around the world including the Amazon in South America.

Source: www.nationalgeographic.com

August 7, 2013

Shark Week: Day 4

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Researchers have discovered common objects (tires, gasoline tanks, and license plates) left intact inside the stomachs of tiger sharks.

Source: www.discovery.com

August 6, 2013

Shark Week: Day 3

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The whale shark is the world’s largest fish, growing to be over 40 feet in length and can weigh more than 66,000 pounds.

Source: www.redmangrove.com

August 5, 2013

Shark Week: Day 2

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Baby sharks also known as “pups” can be up to 5 feet in length at birth. They do not experience any  protection from their parents when they are born. They are immediately members  of the ecosystem and have to fend for themselves.

Source: www.ehow.com

August 4, 2013

Shark Week: Day 1

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 You are more likely to be bitten by another person than a shark.

Source; www.discovery.com