Animal Adaptions

the shark by Colin L

What is the adaptation the shark has made?

The shark has scales that are very small and can't be seen. These reduce drag making the shark go faster and catch its pray.

Dose this have any other uses.

It is also used as a suit of armour if it rams into rocks by accident but its main use is to make the shark swim faster.

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This technology makes olympic swimmers go allot faster

Classify

It is a vertebrate and a fish as it swims and has gills.

How do the scales work

The scales turn to point to the direction that the shark is swimming. This helps water drag flow through the scales.

Other Facts

There scientific name is Selachimorpha. They come from the ocean. Sharks have more senses than humans. One of them is they can sense the electric pulses of other fish and it can chase after them. Another is that it can feel vibrations and find fish that are far away. Some aircrafts will soon begin using these shark fins on airplanes according to Georg Fanta.

Scientific problem and how to solve it

The problem is that to make this they must test it on sharks. This is a problem as sharks are endangered. The solution is they can use plastic and not kill the shark, just study it.

statistics

In the journal Marine Policy it states 100 million sharks are killed each year and that is 11,417 sharks killed per hour. In contrast, only 12 humans are killed world wide by sharks in 2011 according to National Geographic Magazine. Shark fin soup is the most common way sharks die. 75% of Chinese did not know tht shark fin soup came from sharks. 19% thought the fins grew back.

What is good about the solution

What is good is that no sharks will die and it is important that no sharks die because they are already becoming endangerd. You may be thinking why should we bother it is only a few sharks that are getting killed? The answer to this is that as 100 million sharks are dying per year it is critical that we kill as little as possible.

What is bad about the solution

It will be more complicated and will take a lot longer to perfect. The way this is done is that they will put the shark to sleep and examine its scales then they will copy them onto a plastic sheet and use that to make the swimsuit.

What will change if we use the solution

What will change is no sharks will die and as lots of sharks are dying it will help them. It will be a bit more expensive as it will take longer and more equipment to make.
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APA


  • Website Title: National Geographic
  • Article Title: How Shark Scales Give the Predators Deadly Speed
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • DateACCESSED: May 27, 2015
  • Author: By Christine Dell'Amore, National Geographic News […]
  • Website Title: National Geographic
  • Article Title: Shark Facts: Attack Stats, Record Swims, More
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • DateACCESSED: May 27, 2015
  • Website Title: Bloomberg.com
  • Article Title: Airplanes With Sharks' Skin? It May Cut Fuel Burn
  • Publisher: Bloomberg
  • DateACCESSED: May 27, 2015


    • Website Title: YouTube
    • Article Title: 10 Facts About Great White Sharks
    • Publisher: YouTube
    • DateACCESSED: May 27, 2015



  • Website Title: YouTube
  • Article Title: Shark Facts for Kids
  • Publisher: YouTube
  • DateACCESSED: May 27, 2015


    • Website Title: YouTube
    • Article Title: Sharks - Creepy Sea Creature Facts
    • Publisher: YouTube
    • DateACCESSED: May 27, 2015