Tag: threats

Florida manatee (Threats – conservation)- Part three/three

Video courtesy: the State Archives of Florida, USA The title of this video: “Florida Silent Sirens: Manatees in Peril” and was filmed during 1980s The caption of the video states: “This is an excellent film about the plight of the endangered manatee. It is narrated by Leonard Nimoy and is full of beautiful underwater photography. …

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Scorpionfish in the Red Sea (Egypt) – Video

Video credit: Mohamed Hassan (Egypt) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) This video was filmed in the Red Sea, Marsa Alam Source: www.fishconsult.org   Introduction: Scorpionfish are marine fish that belong to the family scorpaenidae that includes many of the world’s most venomous species. The family has several genus and more than 200 …

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California sea lion (Feeding habits – reproduction – conservation) – Video

I filmed this video in the Sea World, Saint Diego, California, USA during December 2014. Source: www.fishconsult.org Feeding habits: California sea Lions (Zalophus Californianus) are carnivorous having fish being their favorite food including herring, mackerel, pompano, salmon, capelin and squid. They also feed on crabs and clams. The quantity of fish consumed by sea lions …

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Blue-spotted ribbon tail ray, (Biology – utilization – threats)

Photo credit:: Patricia Martin Cabrera (United Arab Emirates) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted picture was taken in Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) Introduction: Blue spotted ribbon tail ray (Taeniura lymma) is a species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae. It is also known as aka blue-spotted fantail rays, blue spotted stingrays, blue spotted rays, and ribbontail …

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Indus dolphin in Pakistan (Distribution – adaptation – threats)

Credit: Muhammad Hafeez-ur-Rehman (Pakistan)           Indus river dolphins (Platanista gangetica minor) are one of only four river dolphin species and subspecies in the world that spend all of their lives in freshwater. They are believed to have originated in the ancient Tethys Sea (Pakistan). When the sea dried up approximately 50 …

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Giant grouper Epinephelus lanceolatus – Video

This video was filmed in the Sea World, San Diego, USA Source: www.fishconsult.org Giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus) The giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus), which belongs to the family Serranidae is also known as brindle bass, brown spotted cod, or bumblebee grouper and as the Queensland giant grouper in Australia. The species is the largest reef-dwelling bony …

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Water lily on the Kpong stretch of Volta River (Ghana)

Credit:Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) Aquatic weeds which pose a lot of threat to the natural ecosystem of most water resources can never be overlooked; most of which are invasive. Apart from the fact that it hinders the optimum growth of target fishes, it also obstructs navigation, among many others.The insert shows water lily taking a toll …

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Pharaoh Cuttlefish, Sepia pharaonis (Distribution – biology – utilization – threats)

Photo credit: Sharmala Naidoo (South Africa)  Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Website founder) Introduction: Cuttlefish are sea molluscs that belong to the order Sepiida and to the Cephalopoda class. The photo that shows a specimen of “Pharaoh Cuttlefish” was taken at Sahar landing site, the Sultanate of Oman. The pharaoh cuttlefish (Sepia pharaonis) is a large cuttlefish species that …

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Hawksbill sea turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata (Threats and conservation measures)

Credit for the photo: Glenda Vélez Calabria (Colombia) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Site and video channel founder) This photo was taken at mundo marino and te mostramos lo que pasa en el fondo, Colombia The role of Hawksbills in the ecosystem is significant. For example, the hawksbills have been found essential for healthy reefs through controlling sponges …

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Bala shark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus (naming- habitats- feeding habits- reproduction- threats)- Video

The video was taken at the freshwater aquarium, Sea World, San Diego, USA. General: The Bala shark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus, is not a real shark this is also known as the tricolor shark, silver shark, or shark minnow, and silver bala is a cyprinid and type of minnow freshwater fish species. The nickname “shark” has been given to this bony fish because of …

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