Bull trout behavior and facts
Named for its large head, the bull trout is a species of char native to Northwestern North America.
The bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) is also known as the cub, Ganges, Nicaragua, river, shovelnose, slipway grey, square-nose, Van Rooyen's, and Zambezi shark.
Bull Sharks, Carcharhinus leucas
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Taxonomy Animalia Chordata Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas
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Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Description: Bull sharks are distinguished from other sharks by their high body width to length ratio, giving them a stout appearance.
~ kelp is an annual seaweed-meaning it grows from a spore to maturity within a single year. It grows quickly, sometimes 10 inches (25 cm) in one day. ~ kelp reproduces by spores in spore patches (sori), which are heavy enough to fall to the ocean floor.
Bull Shark Range
Type: Fish Diet: Carnivore Average life span in the wild: 16 years Size: 7 to 11.5 ft (2.1 to 3.4 m) Weight: 200 to 500 lbs (90 to 230 kg) Group name: School or shoal Did you know?
Bull sharks are common in warm, shallow waters along coasts throughout the world. They are known for their particularly unpredictable behavior, as they often travel up rivers and can pose a large threat to those who venture in to the water there.
The Bull shark is found in tropical as well as in sub-tropical seas especially along the shores all around the world. The body shape of this omnivorous animal is undoubtedly remarkable. And that is because Carcharhinus leucas is much wider in comparison to its length than any other sharks.
The Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas Valenciennes) can be recognised by a combination of characters including a stout body, short blunt snout, triangular serrated teeth in the upper jaw and no fin markings as an adult.
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The Breed History
Ancient lineage of all fighting dogs traces back to Roman war dogs, from which the Mastiff lines arose. The early Staffordshire arose from Bulldog and Mastiff crosses, and were used for bull and bear baiting.
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~ Frog in First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach, VA
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Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas):
The bull shark gets its name from its snout, which is wider than it is long. It is possibly more dangerous to humans than the great white shark because it lives in shallow, murky water in areas where people swim.
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~ elephant seals fight for control of their harems.
~ males bellow loudly to attract mates each September and October. The bulls are normally solitary (live alone), but come together during the mating season to battle with other males using their huge antlers. The victorious male gets to mate with the female.
~ Elk, taken on the Bow Valley parkway near Johnstone Canyon, Banff, Alberta, Canada
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~ elk bugling during the rut
Modern subspecies are considered to have descended from elk that once inhabited Beringia, a steppe region between Asia and North America that connected the two continents during the Pleistocene.
~ elephants battle for steed rights to the herd. Female elephants can start breeding at age 12. Once a female becomes pregnant, the baby will be born between 630 to 660 days later. This is the longest gestation period of any land animal.
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~ kelp is a common seaweed, and several uses for this abundant kelp have been discovered by humans. Along with other brown algae, bull kelp has been collected, treated, and sold as a fertilizer for terrestrial agriculture.
~, P.C., Gaze, P.D., Robertson, C.J.R. (1985). The Atlas of Bird Distribution in New Zealand. Ornithological society of New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand ...
~'s musth walk - head erect, ears wide, ear waves of one ear, a low pulsing growl
Trunk curling and uncurling
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"~" reds are best caught with natural bait. Fresh cut mullet, larger live mullet (6-8 inches long) and blue crab are the best baits. Both single and double-drop bottom rigs are good. A heavy grabbing sinker is needed to keep baits stationary on the surf bottom.
A ~ moose in full spread of antlers is the most imposing beast in North America. It stands taller at the shoulder than the largest saddle horse. Big bulls weigh up to 600 kg in most of Canada; the giant Alaska-Yukon subspecies weighs as much as 800 kg.
A ~ giraffe may reach nearly 6m in height (over 18 ft). However, like most mammals (including humans) they have only 7 neck vertebrae, the bones being greatly elongated.
The ~ is heavier than the cow. Habitat is grass plains with open marshes and enough water. Important requirements include areas with short grass, water for drinking and bathing, thickets for shelter and fairly flat terrain.
The ~ Moose, with antlers still growing in velvet, was at the Eagle River Nature Area near Anchorage, Alaska, in June, 2012. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS lens and 2X extender.
Our ~ elephant Aung Bo joined us in October 2012 and will hopefully play an important role in our conservation breeding programme.
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The ~ Frog is the only species that might eat creatures favored by people, such as fish, young ducks, or other frogs. But their impact is very minor. The ~ Frog is valued as a game animal itself as the source of "frog legs" used for human food.
Only ~ moose have antlers. The largest moose antlers in North America come from Alaska, the Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories of Canada. Trophy class bulls are found throughout Alaska, but the largest come from the western portion of the state.
Plump, ~-necked. Males red, black, grey and white plumage is distinctive. Female has similar pattern, but duller breast colour. White rump is often all that is seen as birds fly off.
A good ~ has horns which start from wide bases which almost meet in the middle (the gap should be about an inch). The horns run outwards and down and should form a deep low curl before curving vertically up, preferably well above the top of the bases.
Males (~) 700 to 1000 lbs.
Females (Cow) 500-600 lbs.
African ~ elephants reach a height at a the shoulder of the 11 ft., where there asiatic cousin ~ elephant reaches a height to of about 9 ft. the African elephant also has larger ears and tusks. The tusks of the ~ are sometimes more than 10 ft. long and may weigh 150 lbs a more.
A large ~ may stand 2 m (6 ft.) high at the shoulder and weigh about 1 t (1.1 tn.). It is the heaviest land mammal native to North America. Among the predators, only the grizzly is strong enough to kill an adult ~, although wolves can take juveniles and weak adults.
African ~ frogs are carnivores they are aggressive and have very sharp teeth. The wild African ~ frog will eat anything that fits into its mouth including insects, small rodents and birds, reptiles and other amphibians.
A mature ~ in season carries a large rack of antlers which may extend two metres or more between the widest tips, but are more often 120 - 150 cm in span. The heavy main beams broaden into large palms and are fringed with a series of spikes usually less than 30 cm long.
A mature ~ hippo may lay claim to a comparatively small realm of water, for instance, a few hundred yards of a river. He presides over a Hippo 'pod' that may include a dozen to several dozen cows, calves and submissive bachelor bulls.
But John ~, in his Birds of the New York Area, published in 1964, indicates that the Skylarks were introduced to Flatbush thirteen years later then the records of the AAS indicate that they were introduced to Brooklyn:
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The male or ~ moose has huge broad and flat antlers that can stretch 4 to 5 feet across. Antlers start to grow in the early summer. When antlers first start to grow, they are covered with a soft fuzzy skin called velvet.
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Well over half of all lethal attacks on humans over the centuries have come from just three species of sharks: the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) and the ~ shark (Carcharinus leucas).
A young female calf is called a heifer, she is called this until she has her first calf. A young male is called a ~ calf.
Did you know that cows never forget their calves. It is quite common to see them licking their grown calves just as they did when they were young.
Where: Buffalo Country, North America When: 2004 Photographer: Billybob Photo submitted by: Bobbie Lauren Driskell The ~ "Buffalo" can weigh 1800 LBS. The cow "Buffalo" 1200 LBS.
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~, Evelyn L. 1978. Specialized habitat requirements of birds: snag management, old growth, and riparian habitat. In: DeGraaf, Richard M., technical coordinator. Proceedings of the workshop on nongame bird habitat management in the coniferous forest of the western U.S.
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State Geological and Natural History Survey of Connecticut ~. 112. xii + 318p.
Mauger, David, and Cherie Robeson. 1993. Unpublished data summary for Thorn Creek Woods. Forest Preserve District of Will County. 4p.
Mierzwa, Kenneth S. 1985.
President Theodore Roosevelt was referring to the relentless behavior of the male moose during breeding when he said, "I am as strong as a ~ moose" (some accounts say "fit as a ~ moose"). Because of this, Roosevelt's Progressive Party was popularly referred to as the ~ Moose Party.
When cornered, they may raise their head, strike, and vibrate their tails, (which turns out like a rapid tail wagging when compared to Rat, ~, or Fox Snakes). Generally, if they are picked up, they will musk, defecate, and bite by striking and chewing with their long teeth.
Ongoing studies at Amboseli Research Center in Kenya indicate a complex ~ dominance structure which determines mating success as well as every day life. Another primary mating factor is &dquo;musth&dquo; a periodic hormonal cycle seen in both species.
One incident that illustrates something of the difficulty of keeping adult ~ elephants was the sad death of an amiable African ~, Jumbolino, at Chester in 1976. Jumbolino died after being pushed by a matriarchal Asian cow elephant into a steep sided moat.
During spring, summer, and winter, elk tend to split into cow-calf herds and ~ herds.
Cow-calf herds are usually led by older, experienced cows and may include adolescent bulls.
During the mating season (rut) in early fall, adult and subadult bulls find and temporarily join cow herds.
Gopher snakes are related to pine and ~ snakes. Found throughout North America and Mexico, there are eight known subspecies, of which two may actually be separate species. In the wild, their diet consists of small mammals, birds and eggs.
"Horse high, ~ strong and hog tight." Those were the criteria for a good hedge made with Osage Orange. Tall enough that a horse would not jump it, stout enough that a ~ would not push through it and woven so tightly that even a hog could not find its way through! ...
If you're a rhino and you know how to detect the signs, then you know when you've entered a dominant ~'s territory. He makes himself well known by marking his territory many different ways.
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Dudek and Associates. 2000. Least Bell's vireo: western Riverside County MSHCP species accounts. Dudek and Associates, Encinitas, California. Franzreb, K.E. 1989. Ecology and conservation of the endangered least Bell's vireo. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Biol. Rep. 89(1). 17 pp.
Male's also gains weight with age, through bone deposition the process that creates the extra knobs on an old ~'s head enabling a ~ to deliver ever heavier blows during contests.
New research and survey projects funded for 2002 include a ~ mortality study utilizing radio telemetry techniques, a landowner survey to obtain information on attitudes and perceptions about elk and elk management, and an infrared survey designed to obtain better elk population data.
The antlers of the adult Rocky Mountain ~ elk consists of a long beam, sweeping up and back, usually with six tines. The average set weighs about 30 pounds. During summer, an adult ~'s antlers are growing and are covered with a live, blood-carrying tissue called "velvet.
The ~ frogs even though they are aggressive would probable be a cool pet to have. The only problem is that they would require a lot of care to keep them healthy. These frogs need lots of sun and plenty of food.
A premating bond develops between the ~ and the cow, and the pair remain together during resting and feeding. They even sleep in contact with each other. Especially at mating, young are sometimes attacked by males.
Often these fights end up with one ~ seriously or fatally injured. The victor associates with the cows until successful mating occurs. The gestation period is 9 months. The cow leaves the herd to calve.
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A mature ~ elephant may stand up to 13 feet tall at the shoulder and weigh 14,000 pounds. The most noticeable distinction between African savannah and forest elephants is size: The savannah is larger and has bigger and more curved tusks.
One member of this family, the ~ shark, has been blamed for more attacks on humans than any other species; another, the tiger shark, is also listed in the top three.
Historical names include: ~ Bird and Common Rotche.
Bay Bulls in Newfoundland, a departure point for tours to Witless Bay, was named for the large number of ~ Birds which used to be seen in the bay in winter. In recent years the bay has hosted reduced numbers of the birds.
Once the harem is established, the ~ mates with any female not already pregnant or with young. After mating, the female gives birth 14 - 16 months later. The other females protect her while she is giving birth and then help the calf to the surface to take its first breath.
They live in groups or "harems," with an adult ~ and 10-15 cows. During the summer-long breeding season, the animals collect by the thousands on isolated coastlines and islands. Females give birth to a single pup a year later.
Compared to other Sea Lions, the ~'s mane is moderate in size, as can be seen in photo 1, and yellowish-cream in colour. The size, size of the mane and colour vary with age and photo 4 shows a younger ~ between two females.
The female is grey above and creamy-yellow below.
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Brook trout (a native eastern species), rainbow (steelhead) trout, cutthroat trout, and ~ trout (all native western species), brown trout (a European import) and lake trout (from the northern states and Canada) have been widely stocked throughout the nation wherever cold water temperatures exist.
Schmidly, D. J. 1984. The furbearers of Texas. ~. Texas Parks Wildl. Dept. 111:vii 55 pp.
Schmidly, D. J. 1991. The bats of Texas. College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press. 188 pp.
Sealander, J. A. 1979. A guide to Arkansas mammals. Conway: River Road Press.
They are perhaps most common around ~ Shoals Lake, Norfork Lake, and the White River in northcentral Arkansas.
They have woolly undercoat (qiviut) which protects the animals from the harsh conditions in the Arctic. An adult Musk Ox ~ stands about 1 m tall at the shoulder and weighs up to 400 kg. Cows are smaller than the bulls. Both sexes have curved horns but the female's are smaller.
"These birds are very abundant, and breed in great numbers on the sea islands at ~'s Bay. Probably twenty thousand nests were seen at a time. The sailors collected an enormous number of their eggs.
Elephant Trails will give scientists unparalleled opportunities to study elephant behavior, including female interactions, cow/calf relationships, ~ behavior, cognition, mate choice, and more.
General description: A mature ~ may stand five to six feet high at the shoulder, measure nearly ten feet in length, and weigh more than 2,000 pounds. Cows are smaller, weighing about 1,200 pounds.
It was once thought that family groups were led by old ~ elephants, but these males are most often solitary. The female family groups are often visited by mature males checking for females in estrus. Several interrelated family groups may inhabit an area and know each other well.
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Cranfield, M.R.; Graczyk, T.; Wright, K.; Frye, F.L.; Raphael, B.; Garner, M.; Nathan, R. Cryptosporidiosis. ~. Assoc. Reptilian Amphibian Vet. 1999;9(3):15-21.
Garner, M.M. Lymphoma in reptiles with special emphasis on oral manifestations. Proc. Assoc. Reptilian Amphibian Vet. 2001;165-170.
Phyllodactylus nocticolus - Dixon, 1964 - New Mexico State Univ. Sci. ~, Vol. 64, No. 1, p. 55
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Female groups will be followed by a variety of males until the breeding season arrives. Then, only the dominant ~ of the area will stay with the group. One calf is born after a gestation of about 7 months..
The Hawfinch is a large, heavily built finch with a large head, "~-neck" and a powerful, conical shaped bill.
~ moose will wait several weeks for a cow to come into season if she is not ready when first encountered. The cow will give birth in the spring, after a gestation of 226-264 days. Often, she will swim out to an island to give birth, later swimming back with the calf in tow.
Sandbar sharks are similar in appearance to the dusky shark, Carcharhinus obscurus; and the ~ shark, Carcharhinus leucas.
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Names: Cows are often called cattle. The adult female is called a cow. The adult male is called a ~. A baby is called a calf.
Butchart, S. H. M. (2007) Birds to find: a review of ‘lost’, obscure and poorly known African bird species. ~. Afr. Bird Club 14: 139-157.
2) Ficken, M. S., K. M. Rusch, S. J. Taylor, and D. R. Powers. 2002. Reproductive behavior and communication in Blue-throated Hummingbirds. Wilson ~. 114: 197-209.
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Many of the folk names are given for its distinctive call made by inhaling and exhaling large quantities of air; E. Choate lists "Bogbumper" and "Stake Driver". Pliny likened the old-world bittern's call to the roaring of a ~, "boatum tauri", whence the generic name Botaurus.
Overall colouration: male is blackish above, with heavy grayish shoulders, reddish below; female is gray above, reddish below. Small head, short, pointed nose, large eyes, and long whiskers; ~ has greatly enlarged neck. Male significantly larger than female.
The sustaining social unit is a herd of mothers and their young, sisters, and female cousins, led by an older matriarch. Male elephants will leave the herd at around 14 years old when they hit puberty. They then join a loose-knit band of other ~ elephants, ...
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