Goblin shark pictures and facts
Sharks: 15 Weirdest Sharks in The World! (Shark Fun Facts, Shark Pictures, Shark Facts for Kids, Weird Sharks, Shark Books, All About Sharks, Fun Facts About Sharks) by Keith OwnsbyMeet 15 Weirdest Sharks in the World!
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Welcome to the world of wonderful sharks! It’s crazy out there in the ocean, and that feeling when you face a shark cannot compare to anything else! Jump deep into this book where the author takes you through a series of 15 completely weird shark breeds and tells you a little something about each of them!
What does this book tell you in detail?
- An introduction to sharks
- Shark talk: their bodies, their senses, how they reproduce, where they live and even what they eat
- Crazy and fun facts of sharks (that you’ve never come across)
- 15 weird shark breeds and a little something about each of them
- And finally, how sharks maintain the balance of the ecosystem, and why they must be protected
From time immemorial (literally, because sharks have existed for over 400 million years), sharks have evolved and developed into ferocious creatures that roam the sea. Even before the dinosaurs existed, sharks pretty much ruled the oceans! If you’re scared of a dinosaur, think twice before you encounter a shark while swimming! But not all sharks are out to get you! Did you know there are nearly 400 types of shark that exist in Earth’s waters? And out of those, just about 30 types are known to be the ones that attack on sight? So don’t base your presumptions on hearsay; flip the pages of this book and get your facts straight.
If your little one is crazy about sharks and the ocean, this is just the right book for him. From a romantic shark story to crazy and bizarre facts, you will surely keep your kids entertained through an entire afternoon! From the smallest of dwarf sharks to the very famous hammerhead shark, you have it all as you turn the pages of this crazy book!
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Goblin Shark Facts, Video, and Pictures
Among all sharks, this species stands out for its unusual appearance characterized by a prominent snout. It was given a scientific name in honor of two people who collaborated in its discovery in the late nineteenth century: Kakichi Mitsukuri and Alan Owston. It belongs to the order Lamniformes and the genus Mitsukurina. The goblin shark differs from other shark species by having a flattened snout that protrudes from the top of its head, resembling the blade of a sword. Its jaws are protrusive, and the inside contains 35 to 53 rows of upper teeth and 31 to 62 rows of lower teeth. The length and width of its teeth are variable because those that are near the center of the jaws are longer than those on the back.
The Japanese fishermen who caught the first specimen of Mitsukurina in the Black Current off Yokohama called it tenguzame, which means goblin shark. It got its name from its bizarre and scary appearance - it looks weird and different from other sharks. It has a long head, small eyes and five short gill openings. The mouth is large and parabolic in shape. Its body is soft and flabby and it has a long caudal fin without a ventral lobe.
All rights reserved. Swishing through the deep sea, a goblin shark notices a small, yummy-looking squid. The animal inches toward its prey. But as the fish closes in, the snack starts to dart away. So the shark thrusts its jaw three inches out of its mouth!
The goblin shark is a very rare, poorly understood, species of deep-sea shark. When in action they look quite a bit like the alien from the movie Alien. The technical name for the species is Mitsukurina owstoni , and it is the only remaining representative of the Mitsukurinidae family of sharks, a family that originated at least million years ago. Hence, goblin sharks are often referred to as living fossils. It possesses an elongated and flattened snout, with highly protrusible jaws filled with spike-like or nail-like teeth, and a pinkish coloration. Adults goblin sharks typically reach sizes of about 10—13 ft long, though they can also grow much, much larger than that in the right environment. The largest specimen caught in recent times was a 20 foot female caught in the year