Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Shark fact for today is:
"Between 30 and 80 percent of a shark's flesh is made of water. A protein network gives the flesh its structure Shark teeth are popular and often inexpensive beach souvenirs. Sharks shed their teeth constantly, and once one falls to the ocean floor, it's quickly covered with sand. It soaks up sediments like silica and calcite, which change the tooth's color from white to gray or brown".
I got all this info from shark week discovery channel well now that is it and have a happy Halloween!!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
" Contrary to popular belief, sharks aren't color blind. Divers have claimed for years that sharks are attracted to certain colors, such as the "yummy yellow" of some wetsuits. While color preference hasn't been proven, scientists know that some sharks that live in well-lit environments have developed cone cells that are just like the ones humans use to distinguish colors.
Sharks' skeletons are made entirely of cartilage, an elastic tissue that is much softer than bones. When a shark dies, salt from the ocean water completely dissolves its skeleton, leaving only the shark's teeth behind.
Sharks' eyes are on the sides of their heads, so they have an amazingly wide sight line spanning nearly 360 degrees. Their panoramic view of the undersea world is inhibited only by two blind spots, one in front of the snout and the other directly behind the head."
Did you know:
"Jaws wasn't the first time sharks have been given a bad rap. Ancient Greek historian Herodotus claimed that a group of sharks destroyed a Persian fleet in the 5th century B.C., which may have been the first time sharks were tagged with a killer reputation."
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Oh I sould tell you what a little about it.
"The position of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is that no sharks should be killed and should be given complete global protection under law. Sea Shepherd has long fought the practice of longlining and regularly confiscates illegal killer lines (and nets) from the oceans.
Protecting sharks is a more difficult job than protecting dolphins or seals. From the point of view of public relations, seals are cute and dolphins have that lovely natural smile. The shark, in contrast, shows its teeth and, hence, they look menacing.
However, dolphin lovers should know that fishermen kill and cut up dolphins for shark bait for their longline hooks."
I think this website is really neat but I think it is sad that long line fishermen are hurting two different species.
I think we should take away their BOATS because then they won't have any way to get out onto the ocean! Paddle boats and sail boats aren't as fast as motor boats, and the sharks would just bite the little plastic rafts! So the long line fishermen would have NO CHOICE but to give it up!!
See you next weekend!
Remember, sharks aren't scary they are just different!!
Monday, September 6, 2010
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Slow cooking time: 30 minutes
7 oz. konnyaku (Japanese yam cake, preferably with seaweed powder)
4 oz. bamboo shoots
2 oz. dried wood ear mushrooms
2 oz. dried kelp
4 cups vegetarian stock
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
Cornstarch slurry made from 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 1/4 cup water
12 oz. mung bean sprouts
1/2 cup Chinkiang black vinegar
Prepare the vegetarian stock according to the recipe in my previous post. Reconstitute both the wood ear mushrooms and the kelp in warm water for about 15 minutes. In the meantime julienne the konnyaku cake and the bamboo shoots in very fine shreds. Set aside. Julienne both the wood ear mushrooms and the kelp in very fine shreds as well. Be sure to cut the kelp against the grain. Set aside.
Also this is cool! My mom saw this on Sharkwater's facebook page:
Rob Stewart is on the The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson for a candid evening of shark ‘tales’ and myth-busting! Craig Ferguson recently starred in the TV special Shark Bites: Adventures in Shark Week on Discovery Channel US, which follows Craig his on his first experience diving with sharks.
Don’t miss Rob on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson!Tune in to CBS on Tuesday night 12:35am EST.
This is my dad's shark "fact":
Some of you may be surprised to know that the San Jose Sharks aren't sharks at all, but a professional hockey team. Talk about misleading names.
So now you know the difference and now it's over and I say good-bye until next week end.
Remember, sharks aren't scary they are just different!!
Friday, August 27, 2010
"Almost all sharks like to do their hunting solo, but scalloped hammerhead sharks prefer to travel in schools during their summer migration."
Well let's get to today's fact. YAAAAAAAAAA!
"Sharks that eat their siblings' eggs in the womb aren't vicious. They're just seeking out nutrients to sustain themselves as they grow."
That means if me & my sister were in my moms tummy at the same time and I ate my sister OR she ate me,it wouldn't mean we were bad it just means that me or her were REALLY hungry. Well I guess I should put my link so you can look at it.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Sharks have endured at least four global mass extinctions, when much of life on Earth perished. Modern sharks have evolved from families 150 to 25 million years ago. Their incredible designs have served them remarkably well. But now people have become the top predators, and shark populations are declining—some say by as much as 90 percent. Wasteful and destructive fishing practices have contributed to the dramatic decline of many species. Somewhere between 30-100 million sharks die each year due to fishing activity.
Fact: Basking sharks are slow moving sharks that belong to the family Cetorhinidae and the genus Cetorhinus.
Well that is all for today and remember Sharks are not scary.They are just different. Have a good day see you tomorrow
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The sign says they don't sell sea creatures that are at risk!! It just makes my day because they aren't selling shark which helps sharks survive longer! As they say, every little bit helps!
Looks like Superstore is another store my family will be visiting a lot because THEY CARE!!
I took a pamphlet home that says, "Sustainable Seafood. NO CATCH!"
"We believe healthy oceans are vital to a healthy planet. We're working hard to ensure that all of the wild and farm raised seafood and fish in our stores are sustainably sourced by the end of 2013.
"Sustainable products are carefully harvested to help conserve marine wildlife and preserve their natural habitat, while also protecting the future of the communities with which we work.
"We're proud to take a stand and become an even more responsible retailer. For more information visit http://www.oceansfortomorrow.ca/ or call 1-800-296-2332
Here's what we are doing:
Removing species that are at risk:
AT RISK TRY
Chilean Sea Bass Sablefish or Pacific Halibut
Orange Roughy Pacific Sole, Tilapia or Basa Fillets (frozen)
Shark Marlin, Swordfish or Tuna
Skate Ask the seafood dept. for suggestions
Working hard to offer a great variety of MSC-certified products:
We currently offer a wide assortment of MSC-certified President's Choice and Seaquest shrimp, scallops, salmon, cod, halibut and tuna products.
The Marine Council Stewardship (MSC) is a non-profit international organization working to promote the sustainable harvesting of fish.
"Continuously working with WWF and other seafood experts to find more sources of sustainable seafood
"By taking these steps we're becoming a more responsoible retailer and we're giving our customers the option to choose sustainably sourced seafood. We want to be your #1 seafood destination.
"Get on board with us!"
I think this is great! Its not only helping sharks but other sea creatures. And I think that's just AWESOME!!! But we need to get other grocery stores doing the same thing. Good for Superstore for being a leader and taking a stand!! They care! Do you?
Remember! Sharks aren't scary, they're just different!
See ya tomorrow!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Did you know:
Sharks hunt by staying far enough away to remain hidden but close enough to Strike?
Sharks have an amazingly wide sightline spanning nearly 360 degrees?
Some female sharks can get pregnant without ever touching a male?
Oh I'm doing this myself!!
That is cool: Only found on the males Pelvic fin is the Clasper.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
"Sharks are a type of fish with a full cartilaginous skeleton and a highly streamlined body. The earliest known sharks date from more than 420 million years ago, before the time of the dinosaurs.
Since that time, sharks have diversified into 440 species, ranging in size from the small dwarf lanternshark, Etmopterus perryi, a deep sea species of only 17 centimetres (6.7 in) in length, to the whale shark, Rhincodon typus, the largest fish, which reaches approximately 12 metres (39 ft 4 in) and which feeds only on plankton, squid, and small fish by filter feeding."
Did you know:
"Sharks are a critical part of marine ecosystems, a source for knowledge to help the human condition, and the basis of a valuable fishery."
Monday, August 2, 2010
No shark is faster than the Mako, the most amazing sharks. Only a bunch of fish can only outrun it. Two-thirds of its brain is devoted to smell.
The Salmon shark is 10-feet long and weighs 500lbs!
The Tiger shark is 10ft and weighs 850lbs!
On the show, the Hammerhead shark they caught was over 1,000 lbs!!
The nine known species range from 0.9 to 6 m (3.0 to 20 ft) long. The average hammerhead shark weighs about 500 pounds, but some may grow up to 1000. All the species have a projection of their face on all sides of the head that gives it a resemblance to a flattened hammer.
Shark Week is THIS WEEK on Discovery Channel! Each day I will be watching an episode and blogging about what I learn.
Did You Know?
Did you know you're more likely to get bitten by another person than a shark?
Did you know there's a cave in Mexico where sharks can take a break from a life of constant swimming?
Did you know that the moon directly affects sharks' eating habits and their proximity to shore?
Friday, July 23, 2010
"Recent studies have discovered a new fossil shark relative that contradicts the belief that chondrichthyans or sharks and their relatives are primitive due to their jaw characteristics, and points to an advanced specialization in shark evolution. Also, it provides a missing link in understanding how the jawed vertebrates evolved from the jawless state, a crucial step toward human evolution."
"A shark's hunger can be satisfied with one good meal. The meal can last a long time because a shark uses little energy to swim. Some sharks hold food in their stomachs without it being digested. If they eat a big meal, it can last three or more months!"
I have been logging in and typing my blog on my own! Without my mom's help but she knows that I am online and googling facts!! It makes me feel GREAT! I have learned that blogging is important and that you tell the truth about stuff. Blogging is really hard but I get it done!!
See you in Canmore!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
(I'm doin' this myself )
"We study Sharks the same way wildlife biologist's study animal's on land. We look at how they interact with the oceans, seas and waters where they live, however this study of sharks requires more complex technology. A remotely operated vehicle has been used at depths of 1,000-2,000 to view and study their behavior pattern, habitat selection and foraging behavior. Multi beam sonar maps are used to give large-scale geographical landscape. A census will include data on species, their abundance and behavior patterns, habitat selection and foraging behavior."
Fact: "Sharks eat periodically depending upon their metabolism and the availability of food. For example, juvenile lemon sharks eat less than 2% of their body weight per day."
See you tomorrow!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Sorry I didn't post my video (we're working on it) but I do have another shark fact I want to post.
The Great White Shark's Deadly Smile:
The shark's 50 triangular teeth are like the jagged blades of saw, cutting through flesh and bone with ease. Dulled, old teeth are replaced with razor-sharp teeth that grow up from beneath the old ones.
I wonder how much money the Tooth Fairy leaves the great white shark?
Did you know? The Great White's body is gray-blue. It is named for its white underbelly.
I won't be blogging for a couple of days because I'm going to my grandma's but I will be writing in my Shark book, information that I find online.
See ya in a couple days!
Friday, July 16, 2010
It brought up a lot of stuff and I chose sharkzone because I think it is the best one.
"Exploring the world of Sharks leads us into the history and evolution of earth's oceans and seas. This study is ongoing, full of surprises and new discoveries. Just in the year of 2007 twenty new species of sharks and stingrays have been discovered in Indonesia. With these discoveries we also discover new facts and information on the oceans and waterways leading us into a world as strange and new as the universe around us."
Fact: "Sharks relatively large and complex brains are comparable in size to those of supposedly more advanced animals like mammals and birds. Sharks also can be trained."
Have a great weekend! I will be posting a video of myself talking about sharks on Monday.
PS Thanks for following my blog. I really appreciate it.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Here are the facts and here is his video.
- The sharks are older than dinosaurs, more than 400 MILLION years and haven't changed in 100 million years!
- There are more than 400 types of sharks
- Sharks are fish! The whale shark is the BIGGEST fish we know of.
- Sharks have no bones. They have cartilidge. Cartilidge is what your nose and your ears are made of.
- The shark's teeth are the hardest part of it's body.
I learned a lot from the video! I also watched Sharkwater a while ago and I'll talk about it tomorrow.
Bye for now!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
One day, my family and I went for dim sum.
I was looking at the menu and I saw that there was shark fin dumplings.
I didn't want to go there any more because in school we learned how the sharks were fished. First they catch the shark. Then the fishers cut off the sharks fins. Last they throw the shark back or they keep the shark on the boat to suffer.
It makes me feel bad.
I told my family that going for dim sum, even if we don't buy the shark fin duplings, its still giving them (shark-fin industry) money to keep doing what they're doing.