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Contest Winners in Ditto’s Shark Week Contest!!

Here they are – the winners from Ditto’s amazing ‘Shark Week’ contest!  I asked all you wizards and pirates to look up some amazing facts about sharks, and wow did you deliver!!   My inbox was flooded with incredible shark facts, most of them I didn’t know!  Congratulations on doing such a great job!  Now, here are the randomly selected winners – all have been notified by email.  Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you all so much for participating – I hope you all learned something about these amazing sharks!

5,000 Crowns Winners:

  • Talon Spiritforge –  Porbeagle sharks toss around chunks of seaweed to play a shark version of football
  • Lucas Dragonslinger  –  Sharks are in the fish family
  • Sophia Jadebreeze – Sharks control fish populations through fear. Fish near sharks are stressed and have problems with reproduction and migration.
  • Fiery Angel Nightingale – Modern sharks are classified within the category Selachimorpha (or Selachii) and are the sister group to the rays.(ex. sting ray, manta ray etc.)

Wizard101 Swift Shark mount winners:

  • Autumn Starwalker – The first sharks lived more than 400 million years ago—200 million years before the first dinosaurs. They have changed very little over the eons.
  • Vanessa Stormriver – Unlike the typical gray or brown, some shark species are pink, yellow or blue. (my childhood drawings are realistic after all!!)
  • Autumn Blossom – Did you know the unique head shape of hammerhead sharks makes them better hunters because their electroreceptors are spread out over a larger surface area, allowing them to detect prey from a greater distance?
  • Heather DragonRider – A Spiny dogfish shark will carry it’s babies or ‘pups’ in their bellies for up to 2 years

Pirate101 Stormtiger Shark pet winners:

  • Mary Sharp –  Thresher sharks use their tail to hunt fish. They swim into schools of fish and swing their tail up to 180 degrees in just 1/3 second, so that it both hits the fish and creates a shock wave that can stun up to 7 fish at a time. Dinner!
  • Erica UnicornHeart – A little known fact about sharks is that they have an acute sense of hearing. Some sharks can hear prey from up to 3,000 feet away!
  • Stormy Blaze Silver -Shark teeth are embedded in the gums rather than directly affixed to the jaw, and are constantly replaced throughout life. Multiple rows of replacement teeth grow in a groove on the inside of the jaw and steadily move forward in comparison to a conveyor belt; some sharks lose 30,000 or more teeth in their lifetime. The rate of tooth replacement varies from once every 8 to 10 days to several months. In most species, teeth are replaced one at a time as opposed to the simultaneous replacement of an entire row, which is observed in the cookiecutter shark.
  • Loyal Sean -The Blue Shark has an indigo blue body that seems to move effortlessly from the surface to the deep sea that it favors.

 

Aren’t those some great facts?  Thanks again to all who participated, and congratulations to the winners!!

One response

  1. Julia Rainbreaker

    Congratz 🙂

    July 14, 2015 at 3:20 pm

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