Right as I type this story marine biologists are looking at a newly found carcass that has washed up on a beach in Indonesia this week, could this be the legendary kraken, or some other undocumented sea dweller to science?
A Indonesian local named Asrul Tuanakota just this Tuesday afternoon spotted this mystery animal washed up near Huamal Beach in West Seram District, Maluku. The almost 45 foot long carcass has caused quite a stir with the local residents and created quite the scene in town. Many have speculated that this create is some unknown animal to science, and while I would like to think this might be the case, this find is most certainly some species of whale. Although for the time being until further investigation is done it's anyone's guess what species of whale this carcass belongs to.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
A story recently just broke of a 300+ pound mako shark supposedly jumping into the boat of a couple fishermen. According to them they were about 40 miles south of New York when the shark grabbed some bait of theirs and then shortly after managed to jump into the boat. They say once into the boat the shark really started acting crazy and was attacking everything it could get its jaws on that was nearby in the boat, including the floor of the boat, in-which it managed to puncture some minor holes into and this made the boat start to take on water! Everything turned out ok for the fishermen with the exception of some damages to gear and the boat.
This is not the first time there has been a story of mako sharks jumping into a boat, this shark species is known for this pretty well actually. Mako sharks are the athletes of the shark world, they actually are the fastest shark on earth, and can really get some big air time jetting upwards out of the water. Check out the video below to learn more about this story.
The longnose gar which is also known by its scientific name (Lepisosteus osseus) is commonly confused with the alligator gar, and while they both have similar features they are entirely different breeds of fish, although they both reside in the same gar family of fish. These fish are most recognizable by their black spotted scale pattern and their long extremely narrow snouts, similar to other gar species, and in these jaws are dozens of needle like teeth, which is how the longnose gar got its other common name the needlenose gar!
Unlike their big brother the alligator gar, longnose gar rarely grow over a few feet in length, and not much more than 25 lbs in weight. Female longnose gar can lay upto 30,000 eggs every year, and these eggs are laced with a poison that is dangerous to other animals and even humans! The longnose gar can be found in lakes and rivers or even brackish water covering much of the Eastern half of North America.
Monday, June 10, 2013
While alligator gar fish have in the past been considered man eaters, that is far from the truth. There have been many reports of supposed alligator gar attacks dating back 100+ years, but none of these attacks have ever been confirmed with any real proof. You've got to understand how this species hunts to fully understand why humans are not on their diet. You see, it is highly unlikely that a alligator gar attack would ever happen because these fish only hunt creatures it can swallow whole! While alligator gar fish may grow very large and look scary they still have a very narrow mouth and jaws, so the size of animals they could potentially swallow whole is very limited, and most certainly humans even smaller children are checked off their list of possible prey.