The Coastal Stingaree (Urolophus orarius) is a grey-brown rounded critter with dark markings that almost look like a marbled effect most people are loving on their cakes lately. They have a short tail that sports a spear-shaped caudal fin and an IN YOUR FACE venomous spine. #Finfact: The Coastal Stingaree has no dorsal fin.
Corey Eddy didn't grow up loving the ocean. He couldn't stand the smell of the sea! But, he did love snorkeling in freshwater, Jacques Cousteau books and films, and had been a little obsessed with sharks as a kid. Read about how he ended up where he is now with TFUI.
The salmon shark (Lamna ditropis) does not look like a salmon fish. Nor is it pink or red or whatever hues salmon are finding trendy nowadays. Found swimming in the eastern and western North Pacific, it seems like a pretty stable population! Hooray! It's why the IUCN has assessed them as... well, don't want to ruin the whole post for you now.
TFUI Founder Melissa C. Marquez is author of all animal bios and "Behind the Fins" segments.
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