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The Animals Of The Sea
  
Honuby jurvetson on Flickr

Sea  Turtles 
  • can be  up 6-8 feet long.  
  • weigh 78-1900 pounds.  
  • spend almost all their lives underwater. 
  • need to go to the surface every few minutes for air
  • are carnivores - can eat crabs, lobster, shrimp, shellfish, jellyfish and small fish.
  • are not social.  
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Dolphin, at the Mirage Hotelby Gregory Moine on Flickr

Bottlenose Dolphins 
  • are small,toothed whales that have a long, beak like snout,a  sickle-shaped dorsal fin, and sharp teeth.  
  • breath through an air hole.   
  • can grow to be 12 feet long.  
  • swim by moving their tales up and down.  
  • eat mainly fish and squid.  
  • echolocation to fin their way. 
  • Sharks are the dolphins enemies.
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Grumpy Nemoby Hillary Kladke on Flickr

Clownfishes
  • looks are overall yellow, orange, reddish or blackish and many show white bars or patches.  
  • can be max 18 centimeters long
  • are omnivores. They can eat algae, copepods, isopods,and zoo plankton.  
  • lay eggs on any type of flat surface close to their host anemones.  
  • are native to the waters of the Native and Pacific oceans.  
  • live at the bottom of the sea in sheltered or in shallow lagoons,normally in pairs. 
  • are also found in northwest Australia, southeast Asia, Japan and the Indo-Malaysian region.  
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Nekton Rorqual 2009, feather-duster worm!by divemasterking2000 on Flickr

  • The head of the feather-duster worm is concealed by  feathery branchiae (gills).  
  • They build tubes out of parchment,sand, and bits of shell.  
  • They tend to be common in the inter-tidal zones around the world.
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Sea anemoneby coda on Flickr

Sea Anemones
  • have the potential to live indefinitely. Most fall foul to predators before a good age is reached.
  • are a large group of soft bodied animals closely related to coral. They form polyps and belong to the same phylum as the jellyfish.
  • are sedentary and remain attached to rocks.
  • have a ring of tentacles surrounding a central mouth. Each is armed with special stinging cells which allow these animals to catch and immobilise prey, then draw them into their mouth.
  • are sometimes fluorescent, glowing green under UV light. This fluorescence may work like sunblock, by turning harmful UV light into less harmful green light, which is less damaging to the anemone's tissues.

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