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FloridaBoy
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PostPosted: 2010.04.10(Sat)7:31    Post subject: Now that really BITES! Reply with quote

Ever wonder what makes Morays so good at killing fish? Here's a little secret about Moray Eels; one of the things that makes Morays such efficient predators is they actually have a second set of hidden jaws down in their throat called pharyngeal jaws; when a Moray grabs a fish, the pharyngeal jaws actually shoot forward out of the eel
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PostPosted: 2010.04.10(Sat)8:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's funny that you bring this up. I actually just saw a documentary on Animal Planet about the most dangerous animals on the planet and they showed eels and talked about their second jaw. Very interesting.

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PostPosted: 2010.04.10(Sat)8:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really? I love Animal Planet, they have some great shows...
I'll have to watch for that one, sounds good... Smile
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PostPosted: 2010.04.10(Sat)9:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

You always seem to have some interesting articles on some marine species.
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PostPosted: 2010.04.10(Sat)9:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a healthy respect for moray eels BEFORE I learned they had a second jaw. LOL. Those things are scary!
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PostPosted: 2010.04.10(Sat)9:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caton wrote:
You always seem to have some interesting articles on some marine species.


Wait until you see my new book, now in production... Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2010.04.10(Sat)15:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

FloridaBoy wrote:
Wait until you see my new book, now in production... Very Happy


Can't wait, what is the name and what is it about?
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PostPosted: 2010.04.11(Sun)2:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just a little e-book I am currently producing that will cover many of the topics we talk about here and expand on some of the articles I have written; primary focus will be on selection of fish and invertebrates, plus lots of tips for beginners. Hopefully we will save some livestock and encourage people about the care of their animals. Have not settled on a name yet, but I can promise this; it will have some nice underwater photography from all over the world and it will be cheap to buy. Laughing
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PostPosted: 2010.04.11(Sun)8:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! Be sure to put in in ad's and links so I can buy it!
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PostPosted: 2010.04.11(Sun)8:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have not settled on a name yet


"A Treatise on the Protection and Care of Wild and Captive-Bred Marine Fauna (or How Not to Kill Your Critters)"
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