Isn't this baby just amazing ❤️🐬🤫
Peter Chinn used a combination of dimensional ultrasounds, tiny cameras and computer graphics to create photos like this of baby animals. These images were made for National Geographic documentary "Extraordinary animals in the womb", which tracked process of growth from conception to birth.
Please read from @shawnheinrichs: EXTINCTION ENDS HERE - On the heels of Canada's announcement that they will oppose the proposed CITES Appendix 2 listing of Mako sharks, the United States has now announced they will be joining Canada in opposition. Despite the fact that the best available science unequivocally demonstrates that Mako shark populations are in serious trouble and in desperate need of protection, the management bodies who are tasked to ensure the health of our oceans, may be bending to the will of fisheries pressure and choosing short-term PROFIT over PROTECTION. How can we ask other nations with far less resources to stand for our oceans, when two of the most affluent nations in the world may choose not to The United States has historically taken a leadership role at CITES in the conservation threatened and endangered species, and they now have an opportunity to further build on this legacy.
#ExtinctionEndsHere when we decide enough is enough and that we will no longer be complicit in global crisis that is driving the loss of keystone species. It is time we join together and take a decisive stand for nature, for our the health of our planet, and for the future of all species on earth. Stay tuned as we move to call on our passionate community to raise their voice in defense of these endangered species.
Historical photo of a 1500 pound sturgeon caught in Snake river near Ontario, Oregon around 1900-10. Some can live up to “150 YEARS”....I He needs a bigger boat!!
Sturgeon is the common name for the 27 species of fish belonging to the family Acipenseridae. Their evolution dates back to the Triassic period some 245 to 208 million years ago. The family is grouped into four genera: Acipenser, Huso, Scaphirhynchus and Pseudoscaphirhynchus. Four species may now be extinct. Several species of sturgeon are harvested for their roe, which is processed into the luxury food caviar. This has led to serious overexploitation, which combined with other conservation threats, has brought most of the species to critically endangered status, at the edge of extinction for the ones your still able to fish for they are restricted on size for example the one in the picture would be highly rare and illegal to keep plus commercial sturgeon fishing has been banned in the state since 1954.
These fish have been referred to as "primitive fishes" because their morphological characteristics have remained relatively unchanged since the earliest fossil record. Sturgeons are native to subtropical, temperate and sub-Arctic rivers, lakes and coastlines of Eurasia and North America. -
Female lake sturgeon lay 4,000 to 7,000 eggs per pound of fish; growth rates are quite variable throughout its range and depend on temperature, food availability, and water quality; and, the typical life-span of lake sturgeon is 55 years for males and 80-150 years for females.
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