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Posts tagged Sharks

Jun 21
coolsciencegifs:

Basking shark in Cork Harbour, Ireland
The basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, is the largest shark species normally found in British waters, growing up to 6-8m in length. It’s also the second largest shark in the world, beaten only by the Whale Shark (12.65m in length maximum recorded). 
Despite being one of the biggest fish in the sea, this species feeds solely on plankton and does not actively hunt larger prey.  A gentle giant! 
This footage was taken from a drone.

Video Source: Ocean Escapes

coolsciencegifs:

Basking shark in Cork Harbour, Ireland

The basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, is the largest shark species normally found in British waters, growing up to 6-8m in length. It’s also the second largest shark in the world, beaten only by the Whale Shark (12.65m in length maximum recorded). 

Despite being one of the biggest fish in the sea, this species feeds solely on plankton and does not actively hunt larger prey.  A gentle giant! 

This footage was taken from a drone.

Video Source: Ocean Escapes


Jun 17

pinkhairandbubblegum:

SHARKS and TROPHIC CASCADES

What Happens When Sharks Disappear?
Infographics by Lily Williams

(via thesharkives)


Feb 12

jtotheizzoe:

This obnoxiously long infographic is your reminder to check out this post from earlier today and join me in calling for a stop to the inhumane and unscientific Western Australia shark cull (not to mention shark finning in general, which is an even greater problem)!!


Jan 23
abhorticulture:

toloveviceforitself:

kettugasm:

Large sharks off Western Australia are now doing their part to keep surfers and swimmers safe–by sending tweets warning of their presence.
Scientists have fitted 320 sharks, many of them great whites, with transmitters that automatically issue warnings to the Surf Life Saving Western Australia’s Twitter feed when the tagged sharks approach within a kilometer of the coast’s popular beaches.
[full article here]

Holy shit I can be twitter friends with a shark I love the future. 

IT ALSO KEEPS THE SHARKS SAFE!!!!!!!

abhorticulture:

toloveviceforitself:

kettugasm:

Large sharks off Western Australia are now doing their part to keep surfers and swimmers safe–by sending tweets warning of their presence.

Scientists have fitted 320 sharks, many of them great whites, with transmitters that automatically issue warnings to the Surf Life Saving Western Australia’s Twitter feed when the tagged sharks approach within a kilometer of the coast’s popular beaches.

[full article here]

Holy shit I can be twitter friends with a shark I love the future. 

IT ALSO KEEPS THE SHARKS SAFE!!!!!!!

(via bleb-punk)


Oct 27

sinandserotonin:

that picture of a guy hugging a shark makes me so happy

he is living the dream

of hugging sharks

image

(via zamii070)


Aug 12
Good afternoon, kids. A little study on the Frilled Shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) for you today.
Frilled sharks can be found in certain areas in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, but are extremely rare - despite being around for tens of millions of years, we still don’t know a lot about them. What we do know, however, is they are terrifying to look at.

Good afternoon, kids. A little study on the Frilled Shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) for you today.

Frilled sharks can be found in certain areas in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, but are extremely rare - despite being around for tens of millions of years, we still don’t know a lot about them. What we do know, however, is they are terrifying to look at.


Aug 10

So yeah I’m officially out of shark comic ideas so if anyone has any sharky requests lemme know and I’ll get to them maybe soon.


Aug 9
This is the last time I ask people for shark comic ideas.
On the phone: Brit.

This is the last time I ask people for shark comic ideas.

On the phone: Brit.


Aug 8

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

hookedonthejollyroger:

griseus:

NEW SPECIE: WALKING SHARK DESCRIBED FROM INDONESIA

A new walking’ bamboo shark, Hemiscyllium halmahera, has been discovered at Weda Resort at Halmahere, Lembeh. is the newest species of elasmobranch to be described.

Aww yiss new species always make me happy!

These fins were made for walking
And that’s just what they’ll do

(via shaaarks)


Tracking tags are put on sharks so scientists can monitor their whereabouts and collect data. Plus it gives the shark some serious street cred.

Tracking tags are put on sharks so scientists can monitor their whereabouts and collect data. Plus it gives the shark some serious street cred.


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