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american crocodile
American Crocodile Written by: Mary SweetersCrocodiles (crocodylus acutus) generally fall under the specific reptile group called crocodilians. The crocodilians have 23 species that are found in different parts of the world and two of those are native to the US. These two species are the American crocodile and the American alligator.The American crocodile can also be found in Venezuela, Jamaica, Cuba,...

Predators

Great white shark in ocrean
Sharks off the east coast of North America have declined precipitously in the last 15 years. The number of hammerhead sharks has dropped by 89%, threshers by 80%, great whites by 79%, oceanic whitetips by 70%, tigers by 65%, blues by 60% and makos by 40% (Baum et al. 2002). Canadian scientists estimate the population of oceanic whitetip sharks...
pacific sleeper shark
Information suggests that Pacific sleeper shark abundance is increasing. Pacific sleeper shark data was analyzed from fishery independent longline surveys in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea to determine the trend in abundance and whether any change was statistically significant. Relative population numbers of Pacific sleeper sharks captured in the NOAA Fisheries domestic sablefish longline surveys increased...