Monday, July 14, 2014

»shark awareness day!«

Image Source : Carnivora Edited by KLB
Its not officially Shark Week yet, but while we wait for August 10th to get here, it is Shark Awareness Day! I'm not entirely sure why one day out of so many is Shark Awareness Day, but enjoy some of the info I've gathered here!

❖ The image above is an image of Sphyrna gilberti, or the Carolina Hammerhead Shark! This is a relatively new species of shark that was first published about in August 2013. The reason this shark is so different from the common Scalloped Hammerhead is that this particular shark has less vertebrae then the Scalloped Hammerhead. I just think that its really nifty that there is shark that named after the home state!

❖ The Carolina Hammerhead isn't the only shark in the waters though! There is a current total of 40 shark species that call the Carolina coast home. Other species include the super weird looking Kitefin Shark and Bigeye Thresher. We have both the Longfin and Shortfin Mako Sharks and the magnificent Sharpnose Sevengill Shark. And South Carolina wouldn't be South Carolina without being home to the great White shark!

❖ Speaking of cool shark news! Everyone's favorite shark movie, Sharknado is getting a video game. I honestly don't know how I feel about this one, but hey, more sharks!

❖ The local aquarium, South Carolina Aquarium, is coming out with a new exhibit next spring called Shark Shallows. The aquarium has always had an exhibit where you could touch the rays, but to be able to touch sharks too? I've got to go!

In relation to sharks, here are some things that are shark themed that I would love to own!

Fresh Take Shark Leggings // A Jaw Dropping Shower Curtain // This Shark Sleeping Bag // One Hammerhead Necklace please! // Some slightly different shark socks // A red colored tea would be a fantastic belend with a Shark tea infuser!!

I hope everyone has wonderful day, and I hope that these shark facts have put a smile on your face like this guy!

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