CARPET SHARK bY: GABBY SPIRES AND MOLLY LINz

Behaviors and Adaptations:

  • They live on the bottom of the ocean because the food they eat are mainly bottom dwellers.
  • Their dark spot patterns help them to camouflage to the bottom of the ocean floor.
  • Some have strong pectoral fins that allow them to wander around, similar to a walking motion.
  • They have a spiracle under each eye, used for respiration.
  • It is a filter-feeder pulls water in through its mouth and sifting out plankton.

Human Interaction:

  • Carpet sharks are sometimes accidentally caught by commercial and recreational fishermen.
  • A small population of Carpet sharks are captured for aquariums.
  • It is used for data by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which classifies the likelihood of endangerment.

Motto:

If you want to live in the dark, become a Carpet shark.

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