Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Porbeagle shark belongs to the shark order Lamniformes or mackerel sharks. Scientific name of the species is Lamna nasus. It is an inhabitant of cold and temperate parts of the oceans, especially North Atlantic. The shark is common in both the hemispheres.
The shark has torpedo like body, pointed at the head and tail but thicker in the middle portion. It looks powerful and robust enough. The shark is an active haunter and feeds itself with different types of fishes and other smaller marine animals.
Sunday, 12 June 2016
Gulf of California or Sea of Cortez is the narrow sea that is sandwiched between Baja California and Mexico. For those who don’t know, Baja California is the 775 mile long peninsula of Mexico that runs almost parallel with the mainland Mexico like the trunk of an elephant. Let us know some more facts about the Gulf of Cortez.
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Facts About Nurse Sharks
I think it is difficult to associate a nurse with a shark. That is why the name “nurse shark” sounds so peculiar to our ears. So, let us know some facts about nurse sharks.
Scientific Name: Ginglymostoma cirratum
These sharks belong to the family Ginglymostomatidae. These are a type of carpet sharks. All the members of the family are sluggish bottom dwellers. The lifespan of an individual is about 15 to 25 years.