Friday, July 23, 2010

New thing's

I'm going to Canmore but this time I'm doing my blog there, oh almost forgot to tell you my shark info here it is.

"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 back with new facts

Hi I'm back and I have new facts! Good to be back but lets get to the facts and here they are.
(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

Hi everyone,
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

The World of Sharks

I found this website at but I did not type that in I typed in shark information and facts into Google.

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

The Truth Will Surface

That saying was on a poster I saw when I was watching Sharkwater: Beneath the Surface in special features section of Sharkwater, and it was TERRIFIC!!

Rob Stewart is the director of Sharkwater and I think he's AMAZING 'cause he tries to save sharks and I think he's GREAT!

Rob was talking about future generations, the movie Sharkwater, and how sharks impact the environment.

"If we could change the way people view sharks then maybe they will fight for their protection. And if people will fight for their protection, then maybe they will survive on the planet a little longer. And if sharks survive on the planet a little longer, maybe the oceans will be healthier and if the oceans are healthier, humans can survive on the planet longer."

Sharkwater is the winner of 31 film awards.
See ya tomorrrow!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Five Facts from Captain Jon

Here are five fast facts about sharks. Me and my mom went to Google to find facts about sharks and we found Captain Jon on You Tube!

Here are the facts and here is his video.

  1. The sharks are older than dinosaurs, more than 400 MILLION years and haven't changed in 100 million years!
  2. There are more than 400 types of sharks
  3. Sharks are fish! The whale shark is the BIGGEST fish we know of.
  4. Sharks have no bones. They have cartilidge. Cartilidge is what your nose and your ears are made of.
  5. 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

Did You Know?

8 million people a year, die of starvation.

Sharks kill only 5 people a year.

Did You Know?

Tigers and Elephants kill more people a year than sharks do.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

My name is Oscar and I care about saving the sharks.

Be the change you want to see in the world - Ghandi

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.
Sharks aren't scary. They're just different.
This summer, my goal is to post one new shark fact a day and show you why YOU should care, too.
Fact:Shark finning refers to the removal and retention of shark fins and the discard at sea of the carcass. The shark is most often still alive when it is tossed back into the water. Unable to swim, the shark slowly sinks toward the bottom where it is eaten alive by other fish.