Friday, August 27, 2010

If I were a shark, I would eat my sister

Hello it is me, Oscar and I would like to say that with school coming back it's going to be even harder to remember to do my blog because there will be homework, tests and a lot things to remember. Oh I forget all the time, well guess it's time to tell you today's information so here it is

"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.

Remember Sharks aren't scary. They are just different!
Also, shark finning guys: THINK ABOUT IT! what have sharks ever done to YOU!?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Aquarium of the Pacific

Hi I'm sorry I was not blogging I had a vacation to my grandma's house but I am back. Oh you should check out Aquarium of the Pacific. It is a great site. Oh I all most forgot here is the info.

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

"Sustainable Seafood. No Catch!"

On the weekend, me and my mom went to Superstore and we were in the Seafood department and I spotted this sign. I thought it was REAL COOL because they weren't selling Shark!

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 or call 1-800-296-2332

Here's what we are doing:

Removing species that are at risk:


Chilean Sea Bass Sablefish or Pacific Halibut
Orange Roughy Pacific Sole, Tilapia or Basa Fillets (frozen)
Shark Marlin, Swordfish or Tuna
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.

Look for this symbol:

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

"The world revolves around sharks".

Hi it's me Oscar sorry I was not Blogging we were very busy,but now I'm not busy now so I can give you the info you need to know that you didn't know before.

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.

Well that is all I will see you tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hi that show, Man vs, Fish, was great like SO cool I had to say it two times! Well should give you today's Shark Fact so here it is.

"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."
Well that's all see ya later.

PS I did this blog all by myself!

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Mako Shark

I just finished watching Man vs. Fish on the Discovery Channel. It was about catching sharks, putting tags on them and then releasing them.

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.
source: Wikipedia
I learned that people shouldn't fear the Mako, they should respect it.
I thought this show was GREAT!
Remember: Sharks aren't scary. They're just different!
Sorry I wasn't blogging while I was in Canmore. I was goofing around. Oops.

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?
If you could swim with a shark, which one would it be?
I would swim with a Whale Shark - its the safest one to swim with. Actually, I wouldn't mind swimming with any shark! That would be pretty cool!
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Remember. Sharks aren't scary. They're just different!