Spinosaurus

Spinosaurus was the biggest land carnivore to ever walk the earth. Some measured over 25 meaters long and 16 feet tall with a 2 meter long snout filled with teeth.

Spinosaurus is nicknamed the ‘Swimming Dinosaur.’ If being big wasn’t enough, this dinosaur could swim too. It usually preyed on large fish and prehistoric sharks. Also, being huge it had very large lungs allowing it to hunt underwater for extended periods of time.

Spinosaurus females were actually very caring mothers. They would watch over their young until they were a year old. By then they would be big enough to not be bothered by small dinosaurs and mammals.

In conclusion, Spinosaurus was an amazing giant swimmer and nurturing mother.

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Tiger Sharks

Tiger Sharks are fierce and ferocious hunters. They live in tropical waters alongside the great white. Tiger sharks aren’t as big as the great white, but they are faster and more agile. Some think they will jump about 10 feet in the air to catch their prey.

tiger shark pup

Scientists estimate they have the most powerful jaw of any animal alive today. Tiger sharks get their name because when they are born, they have dark blue stripes. As they age these stripes start to fade. Tiger sharks are nicknamed the ocean garbage truck. Tigers will eat anything including trash which is why we need to stop polluting the oceans.

Tiger sharks are beautiful sharks that are also deadly hunters. All sharks including the tiger shark are amazing hunters.

Ernest Shackleton

Shackleton was an amazing explorer who made it to the Antarctic without losing one man from his team.

Shackleton was a person of many talents. He was the second of ten children and was also a gifted speaker. At the age of sixteen he set off to sail the sea.

As an explorer, Shackleton had many goals but they kept on changing while trying to reach Antarctica. His main goal was to be the first person to cross Antarctica.

During Shackleton’s journey his ship, Endurance, got stuck in the ice while his team was trying to reach their base on the Weddell Sea. His goal changed from being the first man to cross Antarctica on foot to getting all of his men home safely. After almost two years in Antarctica, he made it home with all of his men alive, even the photographer.

In conclusion, Shackleton was an amazing explorer and leader.

Parasaurolophus Life

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As I hatched as a baby Para, I saw my herd. I climbed out of my egg and started eating a fern straight away. It was so good as a baby my herd protected me. Soon I was a juvenile. As I grew up I was more independent. As soon as I was an adult I left my herd and moved into the forest where there were plenty of ferns and trees to eat. Plus no predators could fit through the dense trees and brush. I was safe and had nothing to worry about.

Gigantosaurus Life

I started my life out as a baby giga. There were predators everywhere. I waddled my little baby feet behind a hill next to the sea. There was enough food to last me until I was a young adult. Before I knew it, I was a juvenile.

I spotted my prey. A Gallimimus drinking water. I set up an ambush and hid in a bush until the Galimimus chicken walked it’s way over. That’s when I attacked. The Galimimus stood no chance and I had food.

As days passed I moved into the forest where there was sufficient prey and water. Plus, the forest was too dense for larger predators. The density of the forest made it tough for my prey to spot me. Soon, even I was getting too big for the forest so I had to move out.

I moved into a canyon. That’s when I realized I was an adult. I was super hungry so I ran out and looked for prey which wasn’t a problem to find because I was at the top of the food chain. I had nothing to worry about.

Manta Rays

My manta ray and remora clay model

Manta Rays are the largest species of rays. Growing seven meters from tip to tip and weighing 3,600 pounds these giants are still quite a mystery to scientists because they are very elusive. They can live in all the temperate waters of the world and will migrate in large numbers. They are in the shark family and like sharks, these gentle giants have Remoras hitching a ride alongside too.

Feeding can be tough for these secretive animals. They will only feed near the shore and they must wait for high tide or else they might risk getting beached. Another challenge is that they are usually accompanied by sharks making for competition. Sometimes they arrive at tropical fish breeding sites to feed. Manta Rays feed on fish eggs, small crabs, small fish, squid, and plankton.

In conclusion, manta rays are a beautiful and mysterious wonder to this world.

Works Cited

Blue Planet: Seas of Life. BBC Home Entertainment. 2008. DVD. 3 May 2017.

New Atlantis WILD Documentaries. “Manta ray, a giant of the ocean.” Online video clip. YouTube. 2013. Web. 3 May 2017.

Titanoboa

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Titanoboa was a monster sized snake that could grow over 40 feet long making it the biggest snake to ever live. It’s closest relative living today is Anaconda. Scientists believe it preyed on large rodents up to one ton crocodiles and even Smilodon, the saber tooth cat. If roaming the ground wasn’t enough, Titanoboa could also swim and climb.

Having fish-hook like teeth, Titanoboa could snare it’s prey. Although Titanoboa and the Tyrannosaurus Rex did not live in the same time period, the battle chances between them are 50/50.

Titanoboa was a huge snake that could do lots of amazing things. I think it’s a really cool discovery and I hope you do too.