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- Sea turtle is returning to the ocean. The turtle has just layed eggs.
- Baby sea turtles will grow inside of the eggs and hatch.
- Then the babies will go into the ocean.
|Sea Turtle||by NOAA's National Ocean Service on Flickr|
- The sea turtle swims deep below the surface.
- A full grown sea turtle usually is about 3 feet long and weighs about 100 pounds.
- Sea turtles eat seaweed, crab, and fish.
- A full grown sea turtle
|CIMG0660 Two Moray Eels Thailand||by Tim Sheerman-Chase on Flickr|
- Eels are a type of fish.
- Eels are long.
- Eels eat fish, crab, lobsters, and octopuses.
- There are 450 species of eels.
- They have many sharp teeth.
- Eels look somewhat like snakes.
- Some eels have a poisonous bite.
- Most eels live in shallow seas and are nocturnal.
|Garden Eels (IMG_6685R)||by Schristia on Flickr|
- Eels are blind.
- Eels are cold blooded.
- They breathe through gills.
- Eels have their eggs in salt water.
- Their skin is smooth and slimy with mucus.
- Eels go through a period of growth called the larval stage.
|Polbo / Octopus||by Noel Feans on Flickr|
- Have more than 1000 suction cups.
- Have tentacles.
- Can grow up to 30 feet long.
- Eat crabs and shrimp.
- Squirt ink to make the water dark. That way, a
predator can't see the octopus escape
- Can regrow their arms if they lose one.
- When octopuses are born they are as small as a thumbnail. They are invertebrates.
|Weddell seal, Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica, 1911-1914 / Morton Henry Moyes||by State Library of New South Wales collection on Flickr|
Seals have large round eyes and can focus both above and below water.
|Seals in The Harbour at St.Ives,Cornwall (3)||by john47kent on Flickr|
- Seals can be found in all waters of the world.
- Seals are a type of mammal.
- Seals have an excellent sense of smell.
- Seals can be different colors such as blue, brown, and grey.
- All seals are carnivores, their diet consists of fish, and shellfish.
|2 of 2 A newborn pup is still covered in blood from the birth, and communicates with its mother here.||by mikebaird on Flickr|
- Seals give birth to one pup.
- Most mother seals don't feed while nursing.
|Dolphin Crest||by jurvetson on Flickr|
- Dolphins can swim up to 260 m. below the surface of the ocean.
- Dolphins can jump up to 20 feet above water.
- Some kinds of dolphins can hold their breath for 30 minutes.
- Dolphins live in groups formed by 10 to 12 individuals.
- Dolphins have 100 teeth.
- There are 36 different kinds of ocean dolphins and 5 species of river dolphins.
|Mama Baby||by jurvetson on Flickr|
The baby dolphin can stay with his mother for two to three years. Dolphins are warm-blooded.
|Bora Bora Sharks!||by jonrawlinson on Flickr|
- Sharks are a type of fish.
- Sharks eat fish that are smaller than them.
- Sharks have very good hearing.
- Sharks swim in warm oceans.
|reef shark||by mtarlock on Flickr|
Some sharks can grow to be as long as a school bus.
|Killer Whales||by Fremlin on Flickr|
- Whales are mammals and they have bones.
- Whales eat shrimp. They live in warm water.
|Sea World - Shamu Stadium||by Stig Nygaard on Flickr|
The killer whale can do tricks. Whales are some of the biggest animals on earth.