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Hey this is something that deserve a mention. It's surprising. Even my very low activity during the last months is very pleasant to see so many people spent a time visiting my very humble gallery.
I only have to say thank you every body.

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Carcharodon carcharias by TopGon
Carcharodon carcharias
Here is finally. The star that will be displayed in the MS poster. I think that this shark doesn't need any extra explanations.
The largest lamnid, with females measuring over 6 metres and weighing more than 3.000 Kg. In the Mediterranean has no rival other than orcas (in the Gibraltar strait zone) and is the apex predator in our sea. It's diet is mostly composed of larger schombrids like tuna and mackerels, although it feeds on a variety of marine animals including: sardine, squid, amberjack, sword and spearfish, other sharks, turtles, cetaceans and, in the past, monk seals.
It's population isn't as numerous as in the other seas are. It seems that the highest numbers congregate in the Gibraltar strait, Malt, Tunisia, Italy, Croatia, Crete, Cyprus and Turkey waters. Its migration patterns overlap the tuna and cetaceans routes and is known that they give birth in the sorroundings of Malt, Sardinia and the Ligurian sea. Nowadays it's numbers are decreasing dramatically (as the other sharks do) because overfishing and disappearance of their main prey, pollution and accidental catches in nets or long lines. These factors are, in addition to it's very low reproductive tax, the main threats to their survival.
The white shark reach sexual maturity at 15 years and breeds a few pups (exact number is unknown but probably is around 3 to 6) after an 11 month gestation. It's supposed that they breed period extends for two years including migration to breeding zones, mating, gestation and birth.

I think such a natural trasure should be protected at any cost, as any other large marine animals (such as red tuna, swordfish, dolphins, whales, etc.) should be. Those animals are going to be extinct in a nearby future in the Mediterranean if we don't change our conservation policies.
The first step to protect something is to know it. Right now, the number of people that ignores that this fish inhabits our sea is surprisingly high.

So here you have it: the magnificent Great White Shark.



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He aquí por fin. La estrella que se mostrará en el cartel de la EM. Creo que este tiburón no necesita explicaciones adicionales.
El mayor lámnido, con hembras midiendo más de 6 metros y pesando más de 3.000 Kg; en el Mediterráneo no tiene rival excepto las orcas (en la zona del estrecho de Gibraltar) y es el máximo depredador en nuestro mar. Su dieta está compuesta principalmente de grandes escómbridos, como el atún y las mayores caballas, aunque se alimenta de una gran variedad de animales marinos, incluyendo sardinas, calamares, pez limón, pez espada y marlines, otros tiburones, tortugas, cetáceos y, en el pasado, focas monje.
Su población no es tan numerosa como en otros mares. Parece que los números más altos se congregan en las aguas del estrecho de Gibraltar, Malta, Túnez, Italia, Croacia, Creta, Chipre y Turquía. Sus patrones migratorios se superponen a los de los atunes y cetáceos y se sabe que dan a luz en los alrededores de Malta, Cerdeña y el mar de Liguria. Hoy en día su números está disminuyendo drásticamente (como le ocurre a los otros tiburones) debido a la sobrepesca y desaparición de sus principales presas, la contaminación y las capturas accidentales en redes o palangres. Estos factores son, además de su baja tasa de natalidad, las principales amenazas para su supervivencia.
El tiburón blanco alcanza la madurez sexual a los 15 años y pare unos pocos cachorros (el número exacto se desconoce, pero probablemente es de alrededor de 3 a 6) después de una gestación 11 meses. Se supone que se reproducen en un período que se extiende hasta dos años, incluyendo la migración a las zonas de cría, el apareamiento, la gestación y el parto.

Creo que un verdadero tesoro natural como este debe ser protegido a toda costa, igual que cualquiera de los otros grandes animales marinos (como el atún rojo, el pez espada, delfines, ballenas, etc) debería serlo. Estos animales van a extinguirse en un futuro próximo en el Mediterráneo si seguimos en la misma línea de conservación.
El primer paso para proteger algo es conocerlo. En este momento, el número de personas que ignora que este pez habita en nuestro mar es sorprendentemente alto.

Así que aquí lo tenéis: el magnífico Gran Tiburón Blanco.
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Hey this is something that deserve a mention. It's surprising. Even my very low activity during the last months is very pleasant to see so many people spent a time visiting my very humble gallery.
I only have to say thank you every body.

;)
  • Mood: Doubtful
  • Listening to: Talco and Gatillazo
  • Reading: Brave new World
  • Watching: SAMCRO
  • Playing: Rome 2
  • Eating: What I can
  • Drinking: Beer

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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Zimices Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Hola, ¡feliz cumpleaños! :party:
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TopGon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
¡Muchísimas gracias compañero!
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Zimices Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Con gusto :)
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I was having a look at you page and thought you might be interested in the Wildlife Awareness [link] animal of the month, since it's Sharks :)

I'm sure we'd love to see your drawings in there!!
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TopGon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I'll check it out ;)
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Dani-Barchana Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: ,Gonzalo :woohoo:
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TopGon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are wellcome. That picture is impressive. You know wich species it is?
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Dani-Barchana Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you !
I tried to identify it but did not find the Latin name, Sorry, it is a very common shrimp here.
Dani
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TopGon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I saw a simmilar shrimp here in Spain but I can't say if they are the same than your picture.
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