SINCE WE ALWAYS HAVE NEW MEMBERS - HERE ARE THE RULES - YOU CAN ONLY GUESS 1X BEFORE NYACK COMES BACK WITH THE ANSWERS AS TO WHICH LETTERS ARE CORRECT.
HOWEVER IF YOU REALLY THINK YOU KNOW THE ANSWER - YOU CAN GUESS - BUT PLEASE DON'T GUESS UNLESS YOU ARE PRETTY SURE - IT MESSES THINGS UP IF YOU GUESS PART OF IT AND NOT ALL OF IT - THEN I NEVER KNEW WHAT LETTERS TO TAKE OFF ETC. HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE!
We will try both the scientific name, and common name this time- (a little more challanging...)
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Hi Brenda! One T
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Good Afternoon Brenda and Nyack How about an A please ) )
Good Evening Barbara.
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Good Afternoon, Barbara
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Hi Brenda- sorry about that- I didnt see your post before because there are delays today
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Hi, everyone! Nyack, may I have an E, please?
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R please Nyack.
Hmmmm how about an H please Goodmorning Everyone ) ) )
I hope things are easier to post today- it was terrible yesterday, taking more than 2 hours for posts to show!
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How about a B ??? Nyack
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Know it but don't want to annoy everybody! Good luck.
lol, Brenda! who's gonna be annoyed? I never heard any complaints- C'mon- have a guess at it
I'll have a guess:
Caribbean Roughshark - Oxynotus Caribbaeus
Nyack I am happy with the result, thanks.
Congrats Dianne Good Job ) ) )
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I was going to have a go at it, but I'm glad you got it, Dianne. Congratulations, that was a "rough" one! lol
Tell Costa Rica to Stop Shark Finning
President Laura Chinchilla Miranda,- Ministry of Environment Mrs. Maria Guzman Ortiz, Mr. Ruben Munoz Robles
Shark fin trading in Costa Rica, or shark finning, is an illegal practice in the country. Yet it still continues.
Shark finning is a cruel and barbaric practice of cutting off the fins of live sharks, and throwing the helpless body overboard. Unable to swim, sharks sink and drown. The fins are then sold as an Asian delicacy for soup- a,k.a "Shark Fin Soup" and imported to Taiwan, Hong Kong and China for $100 a bowl.
Aside from the cruelty of shark finning is another concern. The illegal shark finning industry in Costa Rica is putting many shark species on the verge of extinction.
Since the late 1980's, populations of northwest Atlantic coastal and oceanic shark have dropped by an average of 70%, and in 2003 the World Conservation Union (IUCN) estimated that tens of millions of sharks are finned and discarded at sea every year.
As of June 2009, there are 64 known species of pelagic sharks and rays, 32% of which are categorized as either: vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered. Stop the shark finning industry in Costa Rica.
President of Costa Rica
Laura Chinchilla Miranda
Mrs. Maria Guzman Ortiz
Vice-Minister of Environmental Management and Energy
Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications
Front Sacred Heart Church, Barrio Francisco Peralta
San Jose, San Jose - 10104-1000
Tel: + 506 2248-2149, + 506 2233-4533
Fax: + 506 2257-0232
Mr. Ruben Munoz Robles
Director, International Cooperation
Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunication
San Jose - 10104-1000
Tel: + 506 22 58 0069
Fax: + 506 2255-1492
EMail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
This post was modified from its original form on 05 Jun, 14:52
Caribbean roughshark (Oxynotus caribbaeus)
Author: Cervigon, 1961
Short, blunt , high, sail-like fins with spines, no , first inclined forward, high, thick, triangular body with large, coarse , small, circular spiracles, upper , lower bladelike in less than 12 rows, colour pattern of dark bands on a light background.
small and circular. Supraorbital ridges not greatly expanded and not forming a knob in front of spiracles. Apices of fins narrowly triangular, margins strongly ; first inclined forward. Colour grey or brownish, with dark blotches and small spots on , body, tail, and fins, separated by prominent light areas over and fins.
Western North : Venezuela.
A little-known bottom shark of the upper continental slope off Venezuela and possibly elsewhere in the Caribbean, at depths of 402 to 457 m (bottom temperatures 9.4 to 11.1°C).
Maximum total 49 cm ( ), immatures ( and ) 20 to 21 cm.
The Caribbean roughshark, Oxynotus caribbaeus, is a sleeper shark of the family Oxynotidae, found on the upper continental slopes of the Caribbean Sea, at depths of between 400 and 450 m. It reaches a length of about 50 cm.
Oxynotus is a genus of sharks in the order Squaliformes, commonly known as the rough sharks. It is the only extant genus in the family Oxynotidae. They live in deep waters in the Atlantic and western Pacific oceans.
Rough sharks are small to medium in size, ranging from 49 centimetres (1.61 ft) to 150 centimetres (4.9 ft) in adult body length, depending on species. Their bodies are compressed, giving them a triangular cross-section. They have two large dorsal fins, each with a sharp spine, and with the first fin placed far forward above the head. Even more so than their relatives, the dogfishes, they have rough and prickly skin. Unusually among sharks, they also possess a luminous organ.
Oh dear, Brenda & Nyack, I hope I didn't cause any hard feelings about posting a guess. I felt that having the Sea Shepherd shark finning news and petitions on, I'd better figure out the answer and fast once I could tell that by the appearing letters that it was some sort of shark. That took a good half hour and I still couldn't see that Brenda had guessed. But I will share the honour with Brenda, for sure, as I'm sure she guessed before I did. She's just much nicer than I am and didn't post in fear of annoying everybody. (and I promise to stay away from Hangman for a whole year)
So Congratulations Brenda
btw, Nyack, Thanks for posting:
Tell Costa Rica to Stop Shark Finning
I will put it on my Paul Watson arrest/ Sea Shepherd thread if I get the OK from you so that those who don't play hangman will hopefully see it. I signed immediately.
Congratulations Brenda Signed both petitions and noted all the information Nyack ) ) )
I dont think it created any problems Dianne, Brenda refused to guess! lol
Anyway, we have written petitions to everyone else to stop shark finning, so why not Costa Rica??? I was poking around to see who the president down there was anyway (I had no idea)... and what kind of sharks are in those waters.
I also came across the amount of shark cartilge pills the United States imports from there as a "supposed" cure for cancer... need another petition about THAT, too!!! Its not even approved by the FDA
Tell New York to Stop Importing Shark Fins
BTW, of course you can post it wherever you like Dianne- I hope to get more petitions about Costa Rica soon
This post was modified from its original form on 05 Jun, 16:31
MORE ON THE TOPIC at CARE2
- Put an end to shark finning - Not on our menu! - The Petition Site
- Keep sharks in our oceans and out of our soup bowls! (10583 signatures on petition)
- Feb 2, 2012 ... Harvesting the fins, which are a delicacy in Asian cultures, is directly responsible for 73 million shark deaths every year.
- Stop Shark Finning & The Sale of Shark Fin Products - The Petition ...
- Help stop the slaughter of sharks for their fins. Without these beautiful creatures our ocean ecosystems cannot survive. (704 signatures on petition)
- City of Toronto Shark Fin Petition - The Petition Site
- Support a Fin Free Toronto (5415 signatures on petition)
- California Lawmakers Propose Shark Fin Ban | Care2 Causes
- Feb 15, 2011 ... Assembly Bill (A 376 would essentially ban shark finning, a process where the fins and tails are cut from living sharks, and the remainder of ...
- STOP LIVE SHARK FINNING/ONE PERSON JOINED ONE SHARK ...
- STOP LIVE SHARK FINNING / ONE PERSON JOINED ONE SHARK SAVED ( 1599 signatures on petition)
- Stop Shark Finning! - The Petition Site
- The Shark Conservation Act closes a loophole that allows shark finning to continue. (29113 signatures on petition)
- Shark Fin Ban Passes In California State Assembly | Care2 Causes
- May 23, 2011 ... The bill, known as AB376, was proposed California lawmakers Paul Fong and Jared Huffman just over three months ago. It was approved in ...
- Stop the Proposal of Shark Fin Fishery on The Great Barrier Reef ...
- An alarming new proposal by the Queensland Government will establish a dedicated shark fin fishery in... (923 signatures on petition)
Well done Dianne. Petition Signed. Thanks Nyack
1. Nyack and Dianne I am sorry I caused all this fuss! Dianne don't you dare stop playing!! If I may borrow one of Nyack's lines....."END OF SUBJECT"
2. Nyack I think I have signed them all. Thank you.
3. Dianne I forgot to say you won fair and square, it is all yours. Love your avatar!
OOOps!!! Congratulations Dianne Sorry for the mistake ) ) )
Congrats Dianne -