Posts tagged "sharks"
dynamicoceans:

Sharks have friends! Tristan Guttridge, a behavioral ecologist, “They have individuals that they prefer to follow and have social interactions with.
It makes sense that sharks would take advantage of safety in numbers and create shivers—the shark version of a pack. 
But when they are in captivity—eliminating their need to hunt for food and stay wary of threats—the sharks still made an effort to socialize.
“You don’t often think a shark would be like that—you expect them to be very territorial and aggressive to each other. [Yet] we never see aggression between individuals” of a lemon shark group. [x, x]

dynamicoceans:

Sharks have friends! Tristan Guttridge, a behavioral ecologist, “They have individuals that they prefer to follow and have social interactions with.

It makes sense that sharks would take advantage of safety in numbers and create shivers—the shark version of a pack. 

But when they are in captivity—eliminating their need to hunt for food and stay wary of threats—the sharks still made an effort to socialize.

“You don’t often think a shark would be like that—you expect them to be very territorial and aggressive to each other. [Yet] we never see aggression between individuals” of a lemon shark group. [xx]

(via dinolich)

septembriseur:

No headline will ever bring me as much joy as this.

septembriseur:

No headline will ever bring me as much joy as this.

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raisehelia:

sharkhugger:

HUGGERS… meet the Shy Shark!  THIS IS A THING!  THIS IS REALLY A THING….! 

450 millions years of evolution and 'if i can't see it, it can't hurt me' is the best they could come up with!  WAY too adorable!  

You know, there are so many other jawsome sharks out there - shark week shouldn’t just focus on the white shark.  I love a good breach as much as the next shark lover, but these guys are too cute!  <3

babiiiiieeeees!!

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sharkhugger:

Petition: Hong Kong Government: Legislate a ban on the sale and possession of shark fin in Hong Kong.

From Honduras to New Caledonia, from the Bahamas to the Maldives, the people have spoken. And governments have listened. Now is the time for Hong Kong to wake up! The public is ready. The business sector is behind us. Now is the time for a total sale and possession ban on shark fin in Hong Kong. By doing so, Hong Kong will take a giant step to join the conservation efforts of numerous countries around the world who have enacted shark protection legislation. In Latin America it will join Honduras. In the United States it will join California, New York, Hawaii, Washington, Maryland, Delaware and Oregon. In the Pacific region it will join Palau, Tokelau, Marshall Islands, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and New Caledonia. Even China has agreed to stop serving shark fin soup at official banquets, to take effect in the next year or two.

Banning shark fin from the streets of Hong Kong will be the single most important marine conservation achievement of the year. It will be an important step towards protecting the health of our oceans. It will also remove the stain on Hong Kong’s reputation as a world-class tourism hub.

This petition is endorsed by: Shark Rescue

BALLSIEST. PETITION. EVER.

IF THERE WAS EVER A HEAD TO THIS DRAGON - THERE IT IS.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE THIS WOULD MAKE??? WITHOUT THE ISSUE OF SHARK FIN SOUP WE COULD CONCENTRATE ON THE ISSUE OF BYCATCH AND SOLVE THIS ISSUE PERMANENTLY.

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alliartist:

I need this fabric

alliartist:

I need this fabric

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discosmackdown:

colonelofspades:

fuckyeahattackoftheshow:

#Sharknado toys exist now, guys.

I NEED IT

SLAMS MY FISTS ONTO TABLE


eeeeEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAA

discosmackdown:

colonelofspades:

fuckyeahattackoftheshow:

#Sharknado toys exist now, guys.

I NEED IT

SLAMS MY FISTS ONTO TABLE

eeeeEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAA

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areyoutryingtodeduceme:

Sharks terrify me so I’m just drawing them until they’re cute

areyoutryingtodeduceme:

Sharks terrify me so I’m just drawing them until they’re cute

isaythisissuicide:

lovelywittlemermaid:

fitlove1221:

The marine biology camp counselor in me couldn’t scroll past this

This seriously breaks my heart

Imactually scared shitless of sharks and even I find this disgusting.

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dinolich:

tenaciousbee:

outofthecavern:

malformalady:

Australian scientists have developed a pair of anti-shark wetsuits that make divers appear invisible by camouflaging their bodies in the sea and trick sharks into thinking surfers are poisonous. A team of researchers from the University of Western Australia joined forces with designers from  Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) to create the suits. The blue pattern of the Elude suit can’t be seen by the shark because the fish are colour blind. While the stripes on the Diverter suit mimic the colours of poisonous fish to warn the sharks off.

YOU SEE THIS IS FANTASTIC. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO. NOT KILL SHARKS BECAUSE THEY’RE CURIOUS AND ATTACK US. WE’RE IN THEIR WATERS. WE’RE MAKING THEIR HUNTING GROUNDS SMALLER.

AND THAT STRIPE ONE IS SO STYLISHHHH

THIS IS AMAZING. Finding an actual solution to a problem that won’t wreck the entire ecosystem.

dinolich:

tenaciousbee:

outofthecavern:

malformalady:

Australian scientists have developed a pair of anti-shark wetsuits that make divers appear invisible by camouflaging their bodies in the sea and trick sharks into thinking surfers are poisonous. A team of researchers from the University of Western Australia joined forces with designers from  Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) to create the suits. The blue pattern of the Elude suit can’t be seen by the shark because the fish are colour blind. While the stripes on the Diverter suit mimic the colours of poisonous fish to warn the sharks off.

YOU SEE THIS IS FANTASTIC. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO. NOT KILL SHARKS BECAUSE THEY’RE CURIOUS AND ATTACK US. WE’RE IN THEIR WATERS. WE’RE MAKING THEIR HUNTING GROUNDS SMALLER.

AND THAT STRIPE ONE IS SO STYLISHHHH

THIS IS AMAZING. Finding an actual solution to a problem that won’t wreck the entire ecosystem.

dinolich:

Two sketch commissions from the previous round. I’m offering everything from a black and white sketch to full color with minimal background. Email me at dinolich@gmail.com if you’re interested.

Omg those sharks. Whoever commissioned that is a great person

realmonstrosities:

revereche:

epistemologicalfallacy:

10 Cool Sharks You Probably Don’t Hear Much About During Shark Week

Since Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” is anything but educational now, I wanted to end the week with a post that actually contains information about some less frequently mentioned sharks.

Cookiecutter Shark (Isistius brasiliensis)
A dogfish shark; only 20 in (50 cm) long, yet they have the largest teeth, compared with their size, of any living shark. They feed by gouging round plugs of flesh from their victims. Read more about this shark

Dwarf Shark (Etmopterus perryi)
A dogfish shark; only around 6 in (15 cm) long. The smallest known living shark. It lives in deep water, in the Pacific Ocean. It seems likely that it makes vertical migrations, as it has also been caught in shallow seas. Like many deep-sea fish, it has light organs on its underside. It is protected by a spine on its first dorsal fin. Read more about this shark

Gray Reef Shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos)
A requiem shark; measures 8 ft (2.5 m) in length. Divers may encounter gray reef sharks since they are often found in lagoons and on the outer edges of reefs. They are not usually dangerous, but may be territorial. If it feels threatened, a gray reef shark will warn intruders by arching its back into an aggressive posture. Read more about this shark

Greenland Shark (Somniosus microcephalus)
A sleeper shark. One of the largest living species of shark, of dimensions comparable to those of the Great White; grow to 21 ft (6.4 m) long, and possibly up to 24 ft (7.3 m) long, but most Greenland sharks observed have been around 8-16 ft (2.44-4.8 m) long. Greenland sharks are sometimes called “sleepers” because they are sluggish sharks. They live in cold, northern waters — under the ice during winters. They eat carrion, and large numbers may gather to gorge on a whale carcass. One has been found with a reindeer and a polar bear jaw in its stomach. Read more about this shark

Horn Shark (Heterodontus francisci)
A bullhead shark; maximum total length is 4 ft (122 cm), with most adults reaching lengths of 3.2 ft (97 cm). The horn shark rests during the day, often in groups of several individuals. It hunts at night, using its sense of smell to find food. Though not closely related to the extinct Hybodus, it has large spines on the leading edge of its dorsal fins. Read more about this shark

Leopard Shark (Triakis semifasciataI)
A houndshark; grows to about 5 ft (1.5 m) in length. The leopard shark gets its name from its golden, blotched skin. Like some other carpet sharks, it has a flexible body that allows it to turn around in small spaces. It feeds mainly on clams, using its flat-topped teeth. Most of its time is spent cruising on the seabed, searching for food. Read more about this shark

Starry Smoothhound (Mustelus asterias)
A houndshark; reaches a length of up to 4.59 ft (1.4 m). Starry smoothhounds are sluggish sharks that live in shallow seas in many parts of the world. They are so named because of the small, white spots that break the dark shade of their sides and back. One species that lives off the US coast is able to change its color from gray to pearly white, taking about two days to complete the transition. They have large pectoral fins and feed on bottom-living invertebrates. Females give birth to up to 40 pups at a time. Some species emit an unpleasant smell. Read more about this shark

Swell Shark (Cephaloscyllium ventriosum)
A catshark; the maximum reported length of the swell shark is 43 inches (110 cm) total length. However, this species is more commonly observed at lengths of approximately 35 inches (90 cm). The swell shark is nocturnal. It rests in crevices or among giant kelp during the day. If disturbed, it swallows water or air, and swells out its body to about twice its size. This makes it almost impossible to pull from its hiding place. Groups sometimes rest lying on top of one another. Read more about this shark

Common Thresher Shark (Alopias vulpinus)
A lamniform shark; can grow up to 20 ft (6 m) long. The upper lobe of its tail may make up half of the body length. The common thresher is a surface swimmer, hunting small fish such as herring or sardines. Common thresher pups may be 5 ft (1.5 m) long at birth. They are thought to work in pairs, lashing their tails to frighten groups of fish into a tight pack that can be caught easily. Threshers are sought after by game fisherman, as they are exciting prey. However, they can inflict severe injuries with their powerful tails. Read more about this shark

Tasseled Wobbegong (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon)
A carpet shark; The maximum size of the tasselled wobbegong is believed to be 4 feet (1.25 m) total length. Wobbegongs lie half buried in the sand, camouflaged by their speckled colors. Their front teeth are sharp and daggerlike. If food is scarce, these sharks are able to clamber out of the water and cross a reef, from one rock pool to another. Read more about this shark

[Sources used: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Education/bioprofile.htm and Pope, J. (1997). Sharks. New York, N.Y.: DK Pub..]

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stephendann:

hetagarnet:

relmarrownyiscool:

I don’t even know. I’ve been having a really bad day. Have some sharks.

THAT IS AN ORCA

Yeah, but the orca can do a killer whale impersonation

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