Monday, November 19, 2012

This Week's Nature

Basking sharks enjoying the warm waters of the Pacific

In our NA2 class, we came across the expression, "to bask in the sun". This means "to expose oneself to the sun's pleasant warmth". As well as humans, there are many animals that enjoy basking in the heat; seals and lizards are but two examples. There is also a type of fish that enjoys basking in warm waters. It's called the basking shark in English - cetorrino in Spanish. Its called this because it appears to "bask" in warm waters while it's feeding at the water surface and is enjoying the warmer temperatures there. Do you like to "bask in the sun"? Do you take appropriate precautions?!

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