The Shonisaurus sikanniensis:
The Shonisaurus sikanniensis weighed 100 t and was disco vered in Canada. I t ’s die t was fish and o ther aqua tic animals. In wid th i t was 12 m long and in leng th i t was 21 m. The Shonisaurus sikanniensis had a dolphin-like snou t and i t ’s flippers were narrow and long. I t was the larges t marine rep tile tha t e ver exis ted.
The Grea t Whi te Shark
The Grea t Whi te is a large and powerful shark. I t li ves in almos t all coas tal wa ters in all ma jor oceans, which ha ve a wa ter tempera ture be tween 12 and 24 °C (54 and 75 °F) for example, the U.S.A, Japan, Aus tralia, New Zealand and the Medi terranean.On a verage adul ts are 4-5.2 me tres long and weigh 680 to 1100 kilograms. Females are generall y larger than males.Grea t whi te sharks are carni vorous and ea t fish (e.g. tuna, ra ys and o ther sharks), ce taceans (e.g. dolphins and whales), pinnipeds (e.g. seals and sea lions), sea tur tles, sea o t ters and seabirds.The whi te shark is normall y ver y curious and fairl y in telligen t. Al though the y ha ve killed humans, the y t ypicall y do no t targe t them and man y inciden ts appear to be ‘tes t-bi tes ’. In o ther cases a shark seems to ambush a ba ther or surfer from below, belie ving the silhoue t te to be a seal.The species appears no t to like the tas te of humans apparen tl y, we are too bon y for their liking. The y prefer a fa t seal to one of us.The grea t whi te shark is one of onl y a few sharks known to regularl y lif t i ts head abo ve the sea surface to gaze a t o ther ob jec ts such as pre y; this is known as "sp y-hopping". The earlies t known grea t whi te fossils are abou t 16 million years old.
B y Ma ya BrennanThe Archelon:
The Archelon was the larges t marine tur tle in the world. I t weighed 2.5 tons and i t ’s die t was jell y fish and o ther smaller aqua tic animals like shell fish and sea snails. In leng th i t was 5 me ters long (as long as fi ve grea t foo t s teps)! In wid th i t was 5.5 m long and i t had a ver y wide shell. I t was disco vered in the U.S.A. The Archelon could li ve for more than fif t y years.
Fora longtime dinosaurs ruledthe seas.Thereweremany different types ofdinosaurs; big ones, smallones, thinonesand fatones! Now, I’mgoingtotellyou aboutsomeof myfavorites.Here aretheir names:.The Archelon (Ark-eh-lon) . T he Cretoxyrhinamantelli (Kre-tox-ee-rie-naMan-the-lee) . T heShonisaurussikanniensis (Sow-nee-sore-usSik-ah-nee-en-sis)
By Caoilte Brennan
T he C retoxy rhina mantelli:
T he C retoxy rhina mantelli was a huge shark. I t was 6 m in length ( nearly as big as a stretched limousine!) and it had curv ed, pointy teeth. T he C retoxy rhina mantelli weighed 2.5 t like the Archelon and it’s diet was fish, div ing birds and mosasaurs ( large, prehistoric marine lizards). I n width it was 1 m long. I t was discov ered in the UK and USA. I t was ev en larger than the Great W hite and it could easily slice the flesh of a T y losaurus ( a ty pe of Mosasaurs) with it’s sharp teeth.