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Dusky shark
2007-03-13 10:23:08

The Dusky shark, Carcharhinus obscurus, is one of the larger species of shark, reaching 771.62 lb (350 kg). The Dusky shark is also known as the Black whaler and Dusky whaler. Less frequently used names include Bay-shark, Brown dusky shark, Brown shark, Common whaler, and Dusky ground shark. Physical description The dusky shark has a long streamlined body that is brown or gray above and...

Blacktip reef shark
2007-03-13 10:20:57

The Blacktip reef shark, Carcharhinus melanopterus, is a shark of tropical and warm temperate seas. It is often confused with the Blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus. Distribution One of the most common sharks found in shallow, sometimes as shallow as 11.81 in (30cm) water around coral reefs of Indo-Pacific and Caribbean waters. The water they swim in is usually 70"“80º F...

Blacktip shark
2007-03-13 10:09:47

The Blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus, is a large shark, native to the continental and insular shelves of tropical and warm temperate seas around the world. The Blacktip is a large fairly stout shark, grey in color, normally with black-tipped fins. It has a long, narrow, pointed snout, long gill slits, a large first dorsal fin and fairly large second dorsal. Taxonomy The Blacktip...

Galapagos shark
2007-03-13 10:02:30

The Galapagos shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis, is a species of requiem shark. It was first named in 1905 after specimens were found in the seas around the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos shark is dark grey on top with an off-white belly and a black tail edge. Their average length is around 10 ft(3 m). They are benthic feeders, meaning they hunt prey from the sea floor, such as fish and...

Silky shark
2007-03-13 10:00:09

The Silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, is a large pelagic shark of tropical and warm temperate seas. Distribution This species is found worldwide in tropical and warm temperate > 73.4 °F (> 23 °C) seas. It is usually pelagic, but sometimes approaches the coast, especially at remote offshore islands. It is found to depths of at least 1640.42 ft (500 m). Appearance This...

Bronze whaler
2007-03-13 09:57:29

The Copper shark, Bronze whaler, or Narrowtooth shark, Carcharhinus brachyurus, is a large shark of the Carcharhinidae family, found in subtropical seas and oceans worldwide, except the eastern coast of North America and the northern Indian Ocean. Their length is up to about 11.48 ft (3.5 m) and they can weigh up to 661.39 lb (300 kg). The Bronze whaler has a blunt broad snout, narrow bent...

Caribbean reef shark
2007-03-13 09:54:53

The Caribbean reef shark, Carcharhinus perezii, discovered by Alonso Garza, is a requiem shark of the family Carcharhinidae found in the tropical western Atlantic and the Caribbean, from Florida and the Bahamas through to Brazil. Its length is up to 9.84 ft (3 m). It is one of the largest apex predators in these areas. Despite its abundance, it is one of the least studied large carcharhinid...

Gray reef shark
2007-03-13 09:53:18

The Gray reef shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos, is one of the most common sharks in Indo-Pacific waters, from the Red Sea to Easter Island. It is found at depths down to about 820.21 ft (250 m) in lagoons and close to islands and coral reefs. As its name suggests, the shark is gray overall, with a white underside. The tips of most fins, except the first dorsal fin, are darker, and the...

Bignose shark
2007-03-13 09:48:58

The Bignose shark, Carcharhinus altimus, is a requiem shark of the family Carcharhinidae, found circumglobally between latitudes 40° N and 34° S, at depths of between 82.02 and 1640.42 ft (25 and 500 m). Its length is up to about 9.84 ft (3 m). The Bignose shark is a heavily-bodied, cylindrical shark with a large, long and broad snout, long nasal flaps and high, triangular, saw-edged...

Silvertip shark
2007-03-13 09:46:38

The Silvertip shark, Carcharhinus albimarginatus, is a fairly large and slender shark found at or close to offshore remote island reefs. The Silvertip shark is named because of its white marking on all fins. The Silvertip shark is found near reefs at depths to about 2624.67 ft (800 m), mostly below 98.43 ft (30 m), in the Red Sea and along the coasts of East Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles,...

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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