WATERY WEDNESDAY # 84

WATERY WEDNESDAY # 84

 It’s time to get aboard the E & E submarine and go looking for little sharks! These little sharks might be aglow with bioluminescence so keep an eye out! It’s time for another fun adventure!  

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MEET THE PYGMY SHARK!

pygmy sharks   Range/Habitat: North Atlantic, W. Indian Ocean, West Pacific

   Diet: Carnivore: fish

   Length/Weight:  up to 10”

   Conservation Status: common

 

Fun Facts:

  •          Pygmy sharks are one of the smallest species of sharks.
  •          They have a single dorsal spine.
  •          A pygmy shark’s mouth is on the underside.
  •          Pygmy sharks have light producing organs on their undersides. These are thought to protect them from predators.
  •          Female pygmy sharks have about 8 pups a year.

Pygmy sharks are amazing little creatures. They look so alien and strange with their glowing cells. The ocean always amazes us!

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