California swell shark     From elasmodiver         via Sabrina Jorday

California Swell Shark - Visit the Central Coast Aquarium to learn more and get the chance to touch one of these friendly sharks!

Swell Sharks (up to 3 feet long) live in coastal waters of Monterey Bay, California to southern Mexico and also along the coast of Chile.

Today’s fun fact for Shark Week: How many shark species can you see when you visit? We have hammerhead and sandbar sharks in the Open Sea; leopard sharks in our Kelp Forest, Aviary and Deep Reefs; horn and swell sharks in our Enchanted Kelp Forest.

Mermaids Purse  Photo by @daviddoubilet A baby swell shark called a pup grows inside a rubbery sac attached to a piece of seaweed. The pup will feed on the round yolk until it emerges in 9-12 months depending on water temperatures. The empty cases sometimes wash ashore and are called a  #MermaidPurse. Swell sharks got  their name from their ability to ingest seawater to double their size to discourage predators.

Photo by A swell shark embryo absorbs a round yolk for nutrients…

Fisher-Price Disney's Octonauts Shellington and The Swell Shark Playset by Fisher-Price. $29.99. Kelp net sinks to the bottom and opens to release the Swell Shark. Includes 7 play pieces. Attach Kelp fish. Swell Shark squirts water and changes colour in warm water. Ages 3+ years. From the Manufacturer                The Octonauts action figure rescue assortment is complete with your favorite Octonaut figures, animals and rescue tools!

Fisher-Price Disney's Octonauts Shellington and The Swell Shark Playset by Fisher-Price. $29.99. Kelp net sinks to the bottom and opens to release the Swell Shark. Includes 7 play pieces. Attach Kelp fish. Swell Shark squirts water and changes colour in warm water. Ages 3+ years. From the Manufacturer The Octonauts action figure rescue assortment is complete with your favorite Octonaut figures, animals and rescue tools!

Swell Sharks’ Bioluminescent Skin Makes Jaws Seem Lackluster -  #glow #sharks

Swell Sharks’ Bioluminescent Skin Makes Jaws Seem Lackluster

Meet the Glow-In-The-Dark Shark- Cephaloscyllium ventriosum

Swell Shark inflates it's body with either water or air to deter predators

Swell Shark inflates it's body with either water or air to deter predators

Swell Shark - http://imashon.com/w/swell-shark.html

"The swellshark can expand its body to about double its regular size to prevent its predators such as seals and larger sharks from pulling it out from rocky reefs, under ledges, and in crevices.

Swell Shark (Cephaloscyllium ventriosum (image by David Gruber)

Scientists have identified many marine creatures that glow - such as this swell shark, pictured - but the new footage is the only known example of a reptile using bioluminescence

Swell Shark Egg Cases Aka Mermaids Print By Flip Nicklin

Swell Shark Egg Cases Aka Mermaids Art Print by Flip Nicklin

Swell Shark Egg Cases Aka Mermaids Print By Flip Nicklin

Weird 'alien' sea creature caught in Mexico identified as albino swell shark

The pink and white 'alien fish' was plucked out of the sea off the coast of Cabo, Mexico.

Swell Shark (Cephaloscyllium ventriosum (image by David Gruber)

An extraordinary expedition was announced recently at the Museum of Natural History in NYC.

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