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Monday, April 1, 2013

Bull Shark with two heads


A bull shark fetus, recovered from the Gulf of Mexico by a Florida Keys fisherman in April of 2011 has made international news and has entered the biology textbooks as being the first confirmed case of dicephalia, or having two distinct heads in the species.

 LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Studied at the Michigan State University, the shark was confirmed as a single shark with two heads, rather than conjoined twins.

Professor Michael Wagner, the university's assistant professor of fisheries and wildlife and his team used MRIs to discover that the shark had two distinct heads, hearts and stomachs, with the remainder of the body joining together at the back to form a single tail.

"This is certainly one of those interesting and rarely detected phenomena," Wagner said. "It's good that we have this documented as part of the world's natural history."


read more at -  http://www.catholic.org/green/story.php?id=50354

Monday, September 24, 2012

Penguin week COMING UP! :D

Good news!! Penguin week is COMING!!!
Come back soon for the first penguin week post
:)
AAFT

Thursday, August 2, 2012

SeaWorld Videos! Enjoy! :D

Dolphins (So Sweet!)
Shamu Killer Whales
 Seals Dancing to Party Rockers- LMFAO

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I went to Sea World this week! :D

I went to San Diego Sea World on 7-25-12
I will post videos of things I saw on this wonderful experience!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Decor for you AND your fish!

                                                                            For you-
Fish tank counter top


Ummm.. This is not to be worn in real life! haha
Nice

Nice to walk into

Just don't jump on the couch kids!

Fish tank clock! So cool!

Bubble gum fish tank!

Fish tank wall

Beautiful!

Nice to have guest over

*Ring, ring* "GET ME OUT OF HERE!"

Awesome

Embarrassing!

Sofa table fish tank

Better than TV


Bird cage/Fish tank

Landscape

FISH RULE!

Ahhhhhhhh... :) <3















For fish-










Fish condo



For you and your fish-










Monday, June 25, 2012

Fact we must know to stay healthy and keep the oceans healthy

http://www.waterplanetchallenge.org/wpc/ - Go here and click on one of the videos called "The Oceans' Affect on the Way We Breathe"

If you can please join the Water Planet Challenge! :) 

Thanks,
AAFT

Thursday, June 21, 2012

More about telling male from female - Glofish

Hi! :)
this is for the comment that said they couldn't tell the difference with Glofish.. 

Like all fish.. Females are much plumper than males

Another way of telling is..
Female- Rounder and more close to body
Male- Longer, sharper and farther away from body

Here are some more pictures of Glofish that tell the difference...





HOPE THIS HELPS! :D

Friday, June 8, 2012

4 amazing fish! (MUST SEE!)

YES THESE ARE ALL REAL SEA CREATURES!

                            Barreleye fish-


Blobfish-

Leafy Sea Dragon-



Dumbo Octopus-



Thursday, May 31, 2012

Deadly Cone Snail


Cone Snails may look interesting but you DO NOT want to mess with them!

 They are venomous and can kill not only fish but humans too. :O -SO STAY AWAY!-

 Cone Snails have other commom names such as- Conus, Cone Shells, or just Cone.

The genus of them are the Conidae Family -aka: The Cone Snail Family-

Some people even use their shells as jewelery. (So you might have seen ones shell)

Medical use of the venom

 The appeal of the cone snail's venom for creating pharmaceutical drugs is the precision and speed with which the various components act; many of the compounds target a particular class of receptor, to the exclusion of any other. This means that in isolation, they can reliably and quickly produce a particular effect on the body's systems without side effects; for example, almost instantly reducing heart rate or turning off the signaling of a single class of nerve, such as pain receptors.
The venom of some cone snails, such as the magician cone, Conus magus, shows much promise for providing a non-addictive pain reliever 1000 times as powerful as, and possibly a replacement for, morphine.[19]
Many peptides produced by the cone snails show prospects for being potent pharmaceuticals, such as AVC1, isolated from the Australian species, the Queen Victoria cone, Conus victoriae. This has proved very effective in treating postsurgical and neuropathic pain, even accelerating recovery from nerve injury.
The first painkiller derived from cone snail toxins, ziconotide, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December 2004 under the name "Prialt". Other drugs are in clinical and preclinical trials, such as compounds of the toxin that may be used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and epilepsy.[20]
-Wikipedia.org-

What is the risk of getting stung?

The bright colors and patterns of cone snails are attractive to the eye, and therefore people sometimes pick up the live animals and hold them in their hand for a while. This is risky, because the snail often fires its harpoon in these situations. In the case of the larger species of cone snail, the harpoon is sometimes capable of penetrating the skin, even through gloves or wetsuits.
-Wikipedia.org -


Where are they?

There are over 600 different species of cone snails.[2] This family is typically found in warm and tropical seas and oceans worldwide, and reaches its greatest diversity in the Western Indo-Pacific Region. However, some species of Conus are adapted to temperate environments, such as the Cape coast of South Africa,[6][7] the Mediterranean,[8] or the cool waters of southern California (Conus californicus),[9] and are endemic to these areas.


















Friday, May 18, 2012

Day at the beach! Amazing expierence!

5-19-12
Day at the beach-
Skeleton of a Leatherback Sea Turtle!
Horse Stampede!
A Welk!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Yellow tang

Tropical - Saltwater
Maximum size: 7-8 inches
Price: $10-$40
Loveable-ness: low
Minimum tank size: 25-30 + gallon
Experience level: beginner
Brighten your saltwater aquarium with a tang of yellow!
I can't get over how beautiful this fish is!! They are a little shy though.. I tried looking at some of them at Petco and they hid behind things. (unless you can find a very loving one) Anyway, they are a saltwater fish and need things to hide behind.
<3



Tuesday, May 8, 2012