Top 10 predators factsPredators quiz
What is the inventive hunting technique of humpback whales? Bubble net.
A group of whales swims in a shrinking circle blowing bubbles below a school of prey. Forage fish show a strong fear of bubbles and can be easily contained within a bubble curtain. The shrinking ring of bubbles encircles the school and confines it in an ever-smaller cylinder. The whales, then suddenly swim upward through the "net", mouths agape, swallowing thousands of fish in one gulp.
What is special about Synalpheus Pinkfloydi shrimp? Hunting with sound.
The shrimp, called also Pink Floyd pistol shrimp, may be found in Pacific waters at Panama coast. The sound of its snapping claw shut reaches 210 decibels (while whales achieve 188 decibels), and can kill passing nearby small fish. It is probably the loadest sound an animal creates.
Which animal is "ursus arctos" in Latin? Brown bear.
In the binomial name of the brown bear, Ursus arctos, Linnaeus simply combined the Latin and Greek names (Ursus is "bear" in Latin, while actors is "bear" in Greek). The Latin name of the polar bear is Usrus Maritimus, literally "sea bear".
Where do the largest among all crocodilians (crocodiles, alligators, caimans, gharials) live? In Southeast Asia.
The saltwater crocodile is the largest of all living reptiles, reaching up to 6.3 m and 1,360 kg. It may be found from Northern Australia to the eastern coast of India.