It’s the Gong Show!
Ok, it’s not the Gong Show, it’s the Wobbegong Show! The Wobbegong Shark Show that is! This is one of our favorite sharks! These masters of camouflage are so cool and funny looking- they’re like Muppet sharks- hehehehe!
Wobbegong Fun Facts:
- The carpet sharks are found on the ocean floor.
- Wobbegong comes from the aboriginal word for shaggy beard.
- These carnivores eat octopus, crustaceans and fish.
- They are ambush predators, who lay in waiting for prey to swim by.
- The little whiskers are sensory barbs.
- Wobbegongs are found in the Pacific & Indian Oceans.
- Like other carpet sharks, wobbegongs have spiracles that pass water over their gills when they are resting on the ocean floor.
- Wobbegongs are mostly nocturnal.
When we think of sharks, we think of the great white and that typical shape. But sharks come in all shapes and sizes. We love their diversity! Do you have a favorite shark? We hope you have enjoyed shark week here at Camp E&E!
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We are off to meet a bird who calls this country home- the greater flamingo! These iconic birds are one of our favorites too! Let’s learn more about them together.
Greater Flamingo Fun Facts:
- These large birds can grow up to 59 inches tall and weigh up to almost 9 pounds. They are the largest member of the flamingo family.
- Males are larger than females.
- Greater flamingos are a soft whitish pink. They do have bright pink and black feathers on the back of their bodies.
- Young flamingos are grey and turn pink after a few years. That pink coloration is caused by the food they eat.
- During breeding season they turn brighter pink!
- These carnivores eat small crustaceans, insects and fish.
- They are highly social.
Flamigos always make us smile. Did you know that knobby joint they bend is actually their ankle? Their knees are closer to their bodies! Neat!
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