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!
MEET THE PYGMY SHARK!
Range/Habitat: North Atlantic, W. Indian Ocean, West Pacific
Diet: Carnivore: fish
Length/Weight: up to 10”
Conservation Status: common
- 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!