During the day, Thursday, at the Coastal Plain Zoo, there was a box that had a label “Dangerous”. I knew it was an animal because under the box, water was leaking. I went outside and brought the box back to the animal hospital. I put the box on the desk and asked Dr. N., “What is in the box?” So Dr. N. scanned the box with the animal scanner. Dr. N. opened the box and we saw the legendary sharky pine.
“We should do research on this animal.” I said.
“Great idea!” Dr. N. agreed.
I hurried over to my computer and started searching on the internet. Their adaptations are that sharky pines have spikes on their backs to defend themselves from predators. Their spikes carry poison. Sharky pines are cold-blooded. They turn blue when it is winter.
Sharky pine habitats are in caves, dens, and even under sunken ships. They live where it is warm. It lives in the Coastal Plain and the Chesapeake Bay. They like to live in dark places.
Its life cycles start out with an egg. After 2 weeks, the baby sharky pine hatches. When the sharky pines are adults, they live alone. Sharky pines can live for over 50,000 years.
Sharky pines are carnivores. They eat fish, squid, and sting rays. There is only one predator that eats sharky pines – blue sharks.
“That’s all the information I can get,” I said.
O.k. Let’s find a shelter for this species,” replied Dr. N..
We ordered lots of water, a dark cave, and a 3 yard sized ship made to look like it was thousands of years old. When we get the shelter built, you should come see the amazing sharky pine.