Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Speculative Zoology #11: Shark

The sharkray is a strange beastie, resembling something like a cross between a shark and its close relative, the ray. Its long, flat pectoral fins are used rather like wings, and it propels itself out of the water, sometimes for quite a height or quite a distance. It is capable of snatching birds from the air, but this behaviour is also a defensive mechanism - a means to escape from its larger cousins, which are its main predator. Sharkrays are small, normally no more than two feet in length. Their main diet is fish, and the occasional sea bird.

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