The 2nd day of Fishmas

posted by Veronique Koch on 13 December 2012

On the second day of Fishmas my dear love gave to me… an angel shark!

 

 

Angel sharks (Squatina sp.) are exceptional sharks with flat bodies and wide fins that make them look more like rays. There are 23 species of angel sharks.

 

 

 

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Fun fact: angel sharks are ambush predators, and they will often lie motionless, buried under the sand for days at a time, waiting for the right prey to come within gulping distance!

 

 

You can see a video below of how well they hide!

 

 

 

 

 

Images sources here and here.

 

 

 

 

 

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