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Adaptations of a tiger shark

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Alexander Soja

on 12 November 2013

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Adaptations of a tiger shark
The jaws/teeth of a Tiger Shark help it grab prey.The teeth have ridges on it that help the shark grab and grip prey.The jaws can expand if its prey is a little to big.This adaptation helps them to eat and survive.
Whenever a Tiger Shark looses a tooth a new tooth grows in.This adaptation makes sure the Tiger Shark never runs out of teeth and can always hunt properly.
A tiger shark has such a keen sense of smell that it can detect a drop of blood in 1 million drops of water.
scientific name- Galeocerdo Cuvier
average size-9.8ft to 13.8ft
weight-850 lbs to 1,400 lbs
The Tiger Shark is cold blooded.The stripes on its body give the Tiger Shark its name.
The Tiger Shark is found throughout the world.They are most commonly found in coastal waters,cold waters, tropical,and subtropical oceans.The Tiger Shark tends to stay in deeper waters ,too.They stay in the deeper waters that line the reefs for hunting purposes. Tiger Sharks have been as far north as Cape Cod and as far south as New Zealand.
A Tiger Shark is a carnivore which means it eats meat.A Tiger Sharks diet consists of crustaceans,fish,seals,birds,squid,turtles,sea snakes,
other smaller sharks,jelly fish,mollusks,and even sometimes garbage that it finds on the sea floor.
A Tiger Shark has lateral lines on its body.These lines help a Tiger Shark sense move movements in the water.This adaptation helps a Tiger Shark find its prey and eat it.
The dorsal fin on a Tiger Shark serves as the keel on a sail boat.The dorsal fin helps the shark maneuver around the water. The dorsal fin also helps the shark be more agile in the water.This adaptation helps the Tiger Shark attack prey and flee from predators.
The caudal fin and the upper lobe act as a propeller for the Tiger Shark.This gives the Tiger Shark its extreme speed.Did you know that the Tiger Shark can go as fast as a bass boat on full speed!This adaptation helps a Tiger Shark get to pry and flee from predators.
The most important adaptation that the Tiger Shark has is its gills.The gills let them breath under water.This adaptation means they don't have to go to the surface to breath.This adaptation helps them be less vulnerable to predators.
The best animal ever
The Tiger Shark has many cool features which help it to survive.The Tiger Shark is the coolest shark ever.
Thank You
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