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All About the Sockeye Salmon: The Wayfaring Fish

Name Sockeye salmon Diet Zooplankton, amphipods, insects, squid Scientific name Oncorhynchus nerka Weight 5 – 15 pounds (2.3 – 7 kg) Pronunciation Saa-kai sa-muhn Length 0.6–0.84 meters (2 to 2.8 feet) Classification Chordata, Actinopterygii, Salmoniformes Location Pacific coasts of Asia and North America (some small landlocked populations father inland) The Sockeye Salmon The sockeye salmon …

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All About the Whale Shark: Filter-Feeding Giants

Name Whale shark Diet Carnivorous (filter-feeder) Scientific name Rhincodon typus Weight 15–20 tons (33,000–44,000 pounds)  Pronunciation weyl shark Length 8–14.5 meters (26 to 48 feet) Classification Chondrichthyes, Orectolobiformes, Rhincodontidae Location Worldwide The Whale Shark What do you call a shark that looks and feeds like a baleen whale?  That’s a whale shark!  True to its …

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All About Bowhead Whales: The Polar Whale 

Name Bowhead whale Diet Carnivorous (filter-feeder) Scientific name Balaena mysticetus Weight 80 tons  Pronunciation boh-hed weyl Length 16.2–18 meters ((53.2–59 feet) Classification Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Balaenidae Location Arctic and Subarctic seas The Bowhead Whale Very few animals can survive in the extremely cold waters of the Arctic and subarctic seas. This part of the planet is …

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All About Great White Sharks: The Great Pointer Shark 

Name Great White Shark Diet Carnivorous Scientific name Carcharodon carcharias Weight 522 to 1,110 kilograms (1,151 to 2,450 pounds)  Pronunciation grayt wite shaark Length 3.4 to 4.9 meters (11 to 16 feet)  Classification Chondrichthyes, Lamniformes, Lamnidae Location Worldwide The Great White Shark When people think of sharks, the picture that comes to mind is likely that of …

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All About the Ladybug: Beetle of Our Lady

Name Ladybugs Diet Carnivorous & Herbivorous Scientific name Coccinellidae Weight Approximately 0.198 grams (0.007 ounces) Pronunciation lay-dee-buhg Length 0.8–18 millimeters (0.03–0.7 inches) Classification Insecta, Coleoptera, & Polyphagia Location Worldwide The Ladybug Ladybugs (also called ladybirds) are among the most recognizable insects in the world. The small beetle, with an oval dome-shaped body, is well-known for …

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All About The Sandhill Crane: Tallest of North America

You might not know it, but North America is home to the tallest bird on the continent! The sandhill crane. Additionally, these birds are known for their long necks, legs, and red crowns. Cranes are excellent flyers and can travel great distances. They are also very good at running and swimming. Sandhill cranes mate for life …

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All About Walrus: The Saber Sea Cows

Name Walrus Diet Carnivorous  Scientific name Odobenus rosmarus Weight 400-1,700 kilograms (0.44–1.874 tons) Pronunciation waal-ruhs Length 2.2–3.6 meters (7.3–11.8 feet)  Classification Mammalia, Carnivora, Odobenidae Location Arctic and Subarctic regions The Walrus The pinnipeds (collectively known as seals) are a group of carnivorous mammals that live a semi-aquatic lifestyle.  The walrus is one of the largest …

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All About Giant Squid: The Chief Squid

Name Giant Squid Diet Carnivorous Scientific name Architeuthis dux Weight 150–275 kilograms (330–606 pounds) Pronunciation jai-uhnt skwid. Length 12–13 meters (39–43 feet) Classification Cephalopoda, Oegopsida, Architeuthidae Location Worldwide The Giant Squid The giant squid (Architeuthis dux) is the second-largest mollusk species and one of the largest living invertebrates. This massive squid can grow to lengths of …

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