WATERY WEDNESDAY # 65

WATERY WEDNESDAY # 65

 We’re taking the E & E sub to the waters off of Europe to meet a small shark! We love those cartilaginous fish and they come in all shapes and sizes! Hop aboard and let’s go on today’s adventure!

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MEET THE SMALL SPOTTED CATSHARK!

small spotted catshark   Range/Habitat: Eastern North Atlantic- Mediterranean/ ocean

   Diet: Carnivore: fish, mollusks

   Length/Weight: up to 3 ¼ ft/ 6 ½ lbs

   Conservation Status: common

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Small Spotted Catsharks are also known as the Lesser Spotted Catshark.
  • Small spotted catsharks are the most common shark in Europe.
  • They have smooth skin.
  • They have spots to help them camouflage in with the ocean floor.
  • Female small spotted catsharks lay eggs called mermaids purses.

 

These little sharks are great! We love that shark eggs are called mermaid purses! Hehe- can you imagine a mermaid with a purse!? We giggle every time we think of it!

small spotted catshark2   small spotted catshark3

Categories: adventure, Animals, Children, conservation, education, Environment, fish, nature, oceans, science, sharks, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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One thought on “WATERY WEDNESDAY # 65

  1. I am a little afraid of cats. I’ve never met a shark, but they seem friendly…..

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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