New Zoo Near You (Raymond, NH)
Featuring the Whale Shark
The goal of the zoo is to educated people about our animals. This week is all about the whale shark.
Description of Appearance
Whale sharks have a sixth sense that comes from nerve cells called the Ampullae of Lorenzini. These specialized nerve cells can detect electromagnetic fields transmitted by other animals that are in a close proximity. This helps the whale shark locate its food.
Detailed information about these threats can be found at: https://www.environment.gov.au/node/15911#tourism
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