Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Silky Shark

 Life of Sea | Silky Shark | The Silky Shark, also known as Carcharhinus Falciformis, gets its name from the smooth texture and delicate skin. Depending on geographic location, also known as the Shark Reef Grey, Olive, Whaler, and sometimes blackspot. This shark has a slender body and slim. As adults, they can reach up to 3.5 meters (12ft) long and weigh about 350 kilograms (770 pounds). These sharks love, warm tropical waters around the world. They are the most common sharks "Pelagic Zone" which continental shelf to depths of 500 meters or more (1,640 ft). But often, they are seen near the surface as well. The desired water temperature is 20 to 30 degrees Celsius (60 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit).
They have a very strong sense of hearing. It acts as a great advantage to find prey, mostly made up of bony fish (especially tuna), octopus, and squid. Predator has the perfect hunting behavior and effective. They dive together in a large group of fish and attacked them with lighting fast speed and wide open mouth. Silkies are viviparous, meaning they give birth to live pups. Most women will give birth to 15 or 20 pups at a time. Reproductive period is about a year and puppies live within the boundaries of coral for safety and shelter before moving out into the open sea as a teenager.
For years, scientists believe there is a very high population of this species. But they have now been classified as "near threatened" and there is some concern about the depleting population. While sharks have a relatively slow rate of reproduction, they also dispersed. Silky time often caught in fishing nets because their hunting behavior. They chase tuna at a rapid pace and did not see the net until they are caught. Attacks on humans, while rare, a concern for divers. These sharks are not shy and will attack if provoked. Divers are encouraged to keep their distance from the Silky Shark.

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