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In honor of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel I decided to post a different shark fact each week. Today…What is the fastest shark species? The mako shark is the fastest shark. It can get up to 20 miles per hour (or faster when being chased by an enemy). The mako shark can naturally move […]
Paul Tasha, a commercial lobster diver, has been fishing for about 40 years had a big surprise. He was diving for lobster off of Race Point in Provincetown, MA, a part of the Outer Cape Cod (OCC) management area when he came across a 31-pound male lobster crawling along the bottom (at a depth of […]
1. True or False: Sea stars are fish. 2. True or False: Sea stars are closely related to sea cucumbers, sea urchins and brittle stars. 3. True or False: Sea stars have a flexible skeleton. 4. True or False: Sea stars breathe through gills. 5. True or False: Sea stars can regenerate most body parts. […]
Ahh, you see the polar ice sheets and glaciers are melting, but the water still needs to go somewhere – the ocean. The water then rises transforming geography, manipulates the balance of salt in estuaries and creates higher flooding intensity. Basically, rising sea levels affects coastal areas the most drastically. But, don’t dismay! The EPA, […]
In order to breathe sharks have to keep moving. They have to engulf water to extract the oxygen in the water and then the rest of the water filters out of their gills. If the water current is very strong they can stay still. Do you have another great question? Check out www.beachchairscientist.com and enter […]