African Spurred Tortoise Signed Fine Art Print

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Fine art illustration of an African Spurred Tortoise (Geochelone sulcata.)

Information about the African Spurred Tortoise:

The African Spurred Tortoise is the largest of the mainland tortoises. These reptiles inhabits the southern edge of the sub-Sahara desert in north Africa. They can grow to be over 3 feet long and weigh well over 100 pounds. They have growth rings on the scutes that are strongly marked with age. Tortoises are important to deserts because their burrows provide shelter for other animals. Although they grow to be very large, sulcatas are often kept as pets. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94%

Whitetip Reef Shark – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Whitetip Reef Shark:

The Whitetip reef shark is a is a species of requiem shark and member of the family Carcharhinidae. It is the only member of its genus. It is a smalledr shark, usually not exceeding 5.2 feet (1.6 m) It name comes from the white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins. It is one of the most common sharks found on Indo-Pacific coral reefs, it can be found as far west as South Africa and as far east as Central America. It is typically found on or near the bottom in clear water. Whitetip reef sharks are rarely aggressive towards humans, though they may investigate swimmers closely. However, spear fishers are at risk of being bitten by one attempting to steal their catch. This species is caught for food, though ciguatera poisoning resulting from its consumption has been reported. The IUCN has assessed the whitetip reef shark as Near Threatened, noting its numbers are dwindling due to increasing levels of unregulated fishing activity across its range. The slow reproductive rate and limited habitat preferences of this species renders its populations vulnerable to overfishing. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Smallmouth Bass – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Smallmouth Bass:

The Smallmouth Bass is a member of the sunfish family. It is one of the black basses. It is a very popular sports fish for anglers. It has many different names, including bronzeback, brown bass, brownie, bronze bass and bareback bass. In general the bass grown to be about 9 to 14 inches in length and about 2 pounds, although they can grow larger. They are usually found in lakes and rivers with clear water, with areas that have tree stumps, large rocks and vegetation. The fish is carnivorous and feeds on crayfish, insects and smaller fish. Males are usually smaller than the females. Because this is such a popular sports fish it has been introduced into many areas they're not native to in Europe and Asia. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Giant Green Sea Anemones – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Giant Green Sea Anemones:

Giant Green Sea Anemones are members of the Actiniidae family. As their name makes clear, are very large and green color (although there are some color variations that can include yellow, orange and light purple. It is the largest anemone found along the Pacific Coast, from Alaska all the way down to Baja, Mexico. These animals use their long tentacles to snag potential prey as they pass. The tentacles sting then paralyze the animal. While the stings (whish are harpoon-like and called nematocysts) are deadly to small animals, they are harmless to humans, and produce a small tingling feeling. While they are sometimes mistaken for plant life, they are animals and voracious predators, feeding on fish, shrimp, isopods, amphipods even larger crustaceans like crabs. Green Sea Anemones are capable of devouring a giant crab, and spitting out the shell in only 15 minutes. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Bat Star – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Bat Star

The Bat star is a member of the family Asteroidea. They are also called the Sea bat, Webbed star, Bat Man and Broad-disk star. This ocean animal is an echinoderm (commonly known as sea stars). It usually has five arms, with the center disk of the animal being much wider than the stubby arms are in length. Bat stars come in many different colors, such as green, purple, red, orange, yellow and brown, either mottled or solid. The bat star gets its name from the webbing between its arms, which is said to resemble a bat's wings. The bat star is usually found in the intertidal zone at an average depth of 260 feet (79 meters). Its range extends from Sitka, Alaska to Baja California in the Pacific Ocean. It is most abundant along the coast of Central California and the Monterey Bay. Bat stars are important as scavengers, collecting algae and dead animals from the ocean floor and helping keep the ocean healthy. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Blue Sea Star – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Blue Sea Star:

The Blue Sea star is a member of the family Ophiothricidae. It is found in the warm tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific. While they are called Blue Sea Stars, there is a good deal of color variation, and they can be aqua, purple or even orange. They grow to be about 12 inches in diameter (30 cm). They are usually found on the sea floor, not too far from the shoreline. The Blue Sea Star is predated on by various animals, such as pufferfish, shrimp, and sea anemones. This sea star does very well in captivity and due to it's beautiful coloration it is often kept in captivity by aquarists. Due to this, along with the use of the sea star for souvenirs to sell to tourists, their numbers have declined in the wild. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Common Sunstar – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Common Sunstar:

The Common Sunstar is a member of the family Solasteridae, which includes about 10 different genera of sea stars. This echinoderm is native to the coastal waters of both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, mostly in the northern parts. It is common along the coastlines of the northern European nations, along with much of the Pacific Coastline of North America. The animal gets it's name from the circular shape and large number of arms - usually between 8 and 14 - which resemble the sun. They are large, usually about 15 inches across (40cm) While they are generally found at depth of at least 5-10 feet, very low season tides will expose them to the open air. Currently there is a disease that is causing the population to waste away, and the cause is unknown. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Zebra Shark – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Zebra Shark:

The Zebra Shark is bottom dwelling fish found in shallow coral reefs and sandy flats in the tropical areas of the Indo-Pacific. It is a species of carpet shark and the only member of the family Stegostomatidae. They are medium-sized sharks, reaching an adult length of about 8 feet or 2.5 meters. Zebra Sharks are nocturnal (active only at night) and during the day spend most of the time motionless on the sea bottom. When night comes and they hunt, they usually feed on mollusks, crustaceans and small bony fishes. It is taken by commercial fisheries and because of this the population is considered vulnerable. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Whale Shark – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Whale Shark:

The Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) is a slow moving filter feeding shark. It is the largest living fish species growing up to 40 feet in length and weighing up to 15 tons. While it is the largest known fish in the ocean it feed upon the smallest; it sieves enormous amounts of plankton through its gills as it swims. Whale sharks live in the warm water found near the equator both along the coast and in the open seas. They spend most of their time near the surface. They are very slow swimmers, generally reaching speeds of just a few miles per hour. For this reason they are very popular with snorkelers who can easily swim alongside this gentle creatures. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Northern Pike – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Northern Pike:

The Northern Pike - simply called "pike" in Europe, jackfish in Canada or "northern" in the mid-western parts of the US - is a freshwater carnivorous fish native to lakes and slow moving rivers throughout much of North America, Europe and Central Asia. They are highly adaptive animals and have been introduced into areas with brackish water (a mix of salt and seawater) and managed to establish themselves. They can grow to be quite large, with lengths of about 60 inches (150 centimeters) and weighing over 55 pounds (25 kilograms) The heaviest specimen ever caught weighed 68 pounds (31 kilograms) These fish are extremely popular with anglers, and large individuals are highly sought after. Unfortunately, due to their popularity they have been "fished out" of many lakes. Even with this pressure, the fish is so adaptable and widespread it is not considered endangered by any group. It is the state fish of North Dakota. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Pacific Electric Ray – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Torpedo or Pacific Electric Ray:

The Torpedo Ray - also called the Pacific Electric Ray - is a member of the family of Torpedinidae. They are native to the coastal waters of the northeastern Pacific Ocean from Baja California to as far north as British Columbia in Canada. They are not large rays, but can grow to about 4.5 feet in length (1.4 meters) They are found in kelp forests, rocky reefs and sandy bottoms down to a depth of around 600 feet (200 meters) These rays feed on small fish like anchovies, herring, and the like. They will also eat octopus and other cephalopods, as well as crustaceans. As the name implies, they are able to deliver a sizable electric shock, and because of this divers are advised to keep their distance, especially at night when the rays are feeding. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Tiger Shark – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Tiger Shark:

The Tiger Shark is a species of requiem shark and is the only member of the genus Galeocerdo. They are large fish, growing to sizes in upwards of 13 feet long weighing over 2,000 pounds. They're found in tropical and temperate oceans, especially in the central Pacific islands. The Tiger Shark is a solitary predator, feeding on seals, fish, birds, sea turtles, dolphins and even other smaller sharks. The name comes from the dark stripes down the sides of the animal. They are second only to the Great White Shark in number of attacks on humans, although that number is extremely small considering the large number of human in the world's oceans at any given time. The Tiger Shark is often found close to shore in reefs and shallow sandy areas. Strange objects are often found in the shark's stomach such as license plates and car parts, and they are sometime called "the wastebasket of the sea. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download