Chocolate Chip Starfish can be found in thePacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and the Red Sea.
They live in warm oceans or seas.
They live in shallow tidal pools
Or reefs up to 100 feet deep.
They feed on bacteria or the remains of dead fish or other animals.
Starfish do not have mouths on the top of their bodies.
Their mouths are on the bottom of their bodies.
They cover their food with their bodies and push their food with their stomachs.
Grow up from 5 to 25 inches long.
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They are Beautiful
They are Endangered
They are Graceful
They eat Jellyfish, seaweed, shrimp, crabs, algae, and small mollusks.
The eggs are laid into the sand of close beaches
There are 7 different types of Sea Turtle
Most live in warm waters
Loggerhead Sea Turtles live in cold waters
They all weigh at least 100 lbs.
They spend their entire life in the sea, except for when going to lay eggs
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"Save the Sea Turtle foundation." Turtle blog. N.p., 2009. Web. 11 Feb 2011. .
How to help them:
Don't release balloons into the atmosphere
Don't turn beach lights on
Adopt a Sea Turtle nest
Donate to local marine specialists
4. By Lily McNeil
Mandarin Fish are part of the dragonets species
They are one of the coral reefs fish with the most variety of color. They have psychedelic colors. Although they are very colorful they still are hard to find
They live in groups from just two fish to up to five.
They can usually be found right before sundown.
Their scientific name is Synchiropus Splendidus.
They usually consume are mysids, amiphods, isopods, and benthic copepods.
Mandarin fish do not have scales.
The male is larger and more colorful than the female.
The male also has long spikes along his dorsal fin for protection.
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Is found in the Pacific Ocean including Hawaii
It is not considered endangered
They live on coral reefs
They eat things like: clams, snails and crabs
It has the speed of 50-75mph
They can break aquarium glass
They are known as the harlequin mantis or a shrimp or painted mantis shrimp
They are predators
Peacock mantis shrimp is a hard pet to keep and not a lot of people have them as pets
The best way to feed the Peacock Mantis Shrimp is by feeding it live crabs
They are about a foot in a half in length
And are very interesting to watch smash everything
By Sandra Murillo
"Peacock Mantis Shrimp."Home | Oceana North America . Web. 09 Feb. 2011. . "Peacock Mantis Shrimp."Home | Oceana North America . Web. 09 Feb. 2011. . Web. 09 Feb. 2011. . 6.
The Dumbo Octopus or grimpoteuthis is one of the rarest species of octopus. They move by jet propulsion, using their eight arms, and, or moving their elephant-earl-like-flaps. By using all of these different methods of movement, the Dumbo Octopus can hover or swim. They eat copepods bivalves and crustaceans. An interesting fact about Dumbo Octopi is that they eat their prey whole. This kind of octopus can dive farther than any other octopus. They are seen most frequently at depths of 3,000-4,000 meters below sea level, but have been seen up 7,000 meters below sea level.
By: Rory Cole
Beccary, . "Dumbo Octopus with elephant ears."Nature's Crusaders . N.p., 09/26/08. Web. 10 Feb 2011. .
7. By Haylee Pettit
They puff up because they swallow large amounts of water and Their elastic stomachs blow up like a balloon.
There are more than 120 specimens of puffer fish in the world.
Their size ranges from 1 inch to over 2 feet
Puffer fish do not have scales
They have pointy and tough skin
Puffer Fish have 4 sharp pointy teeth
The have teeth that are used for eating algae, clams, mussels and other shell fish with their birdlike beaks.
Some Puffer fish are poisonous
Poisonous puffers are believed to get their deadly toxin from the bacteria in the animals they eat.
Laughlin, Chris. " Pufferfish Tetraodontidae."National Geographic . National Geographic, n.d. Web. 9 Feb 2011. .
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Its scientific name is Dasytidae
Many have teeth so they can crunch mollusks like clams, oysters, and mussels.
They live in the shallows of a temperate sea.
Its mouth, nostrils, and gills are positioned on its underbelly.
Their appearance usually copies the seafloors shading, helping it hide from predatory sharks and larger rays.
They spend the majority of their time inactive, hiding in the sand.
They will swim close to divers and snorkelers without fear.
Their tail has a poisonous barb, but is only used to protect themselves.
Their tail is used to move around in the water, but its main purpose is for protection.