Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Plan-First Draft

First draft of essay plan:
  1. Introduction - Statistics on shark attack success etc.
  2. Nare (Nostril) Physiology - inlet/outlet, olfactory lamellae, can compare nostrils.
  3. Lateral Line - Vibration Sensors over whole body
  4. Ampullae of Lorenzini - Electromagnetic sensors on nose, semiconductor gel
  5. Hearing - Remnants of ear remain, used for balance & equilibrium, possible explanation for heightened senses.
  6. Sight - depth perception.
  7. Pit Organs - Detect temperature change.
  8. Conclusion.

Start of a long road...

So first things first. I plan on doing a project on the Sensory Organs of the Great White Shark.

First draft of title:
"How have the evolutionary adaptations of the Great White Shark's sensory organs aided it in becoming one of the world's most successful predators?"

Planning on focusing on 3 main areas:
1.Nostril Physiology
2.The Lateral Line
3.Ampullae of Lorenzini

Will touch briefly on its lack of hearing.